Intel Management Engine

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Uses of the Management Engine

The management engine(Often abreviated ME) is a CPU which permits Out of band management of the computer.

Freedom and security issues

Where

Board Firmware Microarchitecture Chipset ME location ME physical capabilities ME restrictions
Lenovo x201 AMT Nehalem Ibex Peak Inside the PCH
  • The ME firmware is signed.
Packard Bell EasyNote LM85 (MS2290)
Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook me.bin Sandy Bridge Inside the PCH
  • The ME firmware is signed.
Samsung Series 3 Chromebox
Lenovo t520 AMT

Why there is no replacement for it yet

Firmware signature

RAM reagion is locked

See also