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[–] olicool10 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago  (edited ago)

TL,DR:

  • Advanced isolation and sandboxing technologies (MMU, VT-x, VT-d) are not implemented by most operating systems (in x86).
  • Boot security on x86 is insecure. Existing technologies by Intel bring more problems than solutions.
  • The Intel Management Engine (ME) is so worrisome (and you can't opt out of it), the author considers it as "probably the biggest mistake the PC industry has got itself into".

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[–] unsweetenedsoymilk 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So, what about AMD's stuff?

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[–] olicool10 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The author wrote that, although she didn't have enough experience with the AMD platform, their stuff had something similar to Intel ME.

Platform Security Processor (PSP) (AMD TATS BIOS Development Group 2013).

The boot security problems are also similar.

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[–] roznak 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Advanced isolation and sandboxing technologies (MMU, VT-x, VT-d) are not implemented by most operating systems (in x86).

Has nothing to do with x86 but by the OS creator.

Boot security on x86 is insecure. Existing technologies by Intel bring more problems than solutions.

And how would you resolve that?

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[–] olicool10 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Has nothing to do with x86 but by the OS creator.

Okay then. I didn't specifically say it was x86's fault.

And how would you resolve that?

No idea...

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[–] dchem [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"X considered harmful" articles considered harmful! considered harmful.

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[–] NoContext 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

An article containing a list of all possible "X considered harmful" articles considered mostly harmless.

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[–] wazerbeamfire 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Link if you wanna learn more about Intel Management Engine

http://www.libreboot.org/faq/#intelme

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The article should have been titled IME considered harmful. It isn't so much the architecture itself that it is harmful. It's the extra nasties that intel sticks in

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[–] wazerbeamfire 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What I linked to is the FAQ to Libreboot.org (a free bios replacement) that's why they focused on the nasties of IME

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[–] wazerbeamfire 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

wow, wow what?

Taking steps to actually own your hardware is only if you want to do something bad?

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[–] itsmemom97 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What a refreshing page design. And absolutely no load time at all. No ads, no autostart videos, no images, great! - I'm actually serious!

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[–] mansausage 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Everything I like is harmful. So this makes sense, I guess.

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[–] dchem [S] 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

So you like Intel Management Engine?

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[–] BASH_SCRIPTS_FOR_YOU 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

bet he likes UEFI too

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[–] shirtlords 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

#AMDmasterrace