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Indeed, the blob can be reverse engineered.

Even more, an unbreakable signature can have it's private key stolen by hacking, by agencies inserting personnel into the companies, by agencies blackmailing key personnel and by agencies compelling the companies legally or ex-legally to hand them their keys.




Really, if someone has gone to the trouble of working out an exploit for Intel ME, the most ironic thing they could pull off would be to use that very exploit against Intel's own systems to steal their key, use it to patch the bugs, and release the patch to the world.


It'd be a spectacular successor to that router-patching virus that made the rounds a while back.




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