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Are Apple computers with Intel CPUs vulnerable?

It seems like everyone in the security community saw this coming. I hope this serves as enough of a warning to, at the very least, get Intel to stop putting spyware in all their CPUs. Ideally, this helps push large hardware manufacturers away from proprietary CPU manufacturers entirely. Open source hardware collaborations could (and should) do to Intel what open source OSs did to Microsoft. Doesn't mean that Intel will go away, but their presence should absolutely be reduced.

The spyware is there due to customer demand. All the biggest customers of Intel buy in vast quantity and need these features for their fleet management. It ain't going nowhere.

I understand what those customers need AMT for but the end result is that somebody else could be managing their fleets too and this is not something they want.

I expect to see some lock down in the next years.

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