Intel AMT security loophole could allow hackers to seize control of laptops


A security vulnerability in Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) remote access monitoring and maintenance platform could allow attackers to bypass logins and place a backdoor on a laptop, enabling remote access and operation of the machine.

Intel AMT is commonly found on computers with Intel vPro-enabled processors as well as systems based on some Intel Xeon processors.

Details of the vulnerability — which can lead to a clean device being compromised in under a minute and can bypass the BIOS password, TPM Pin, BitLocker and login credentials — have been outlined by researchers at F-Secure.

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