Intel AMT Security Issue Lets Attackers Bypass BIOS and BitLocker Passwords

Discussion in 'Tech news' started by silversurfer, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. silversurfer

    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    An F-Secure security researcher has found a way to use Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) to bypass BIOS passwords, BitLocker credentials, and TPM pins and gain access to previously-secured corporate computers.

    Only laptops and computers on which Intel AMT has been provisioned (configured) are vulnerable, according to F-Secure security researcher Harry Sintonen, the one who claims to have discovered the issue last July.

    Intel AMT is a feature of Intel CPUs that allows system administrators of larger networks to perform remote out-of-band management of personal computers in order to monitor, maintain, update, or perform upgrades from afar, without physical access to devices.

    Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ttackers-bypass-bios-and-bitlocker-passwords/
     
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