# modprobe mei_me
# modprobe mei_txe
# modprobe mei
# lsmod | grep mei
mei_me 36864 0
mei_txe 20480 0
mei 86016 2 mei_me,mei_txe
# python2 ./intel_sa00086.py
INTEL-SA-00086 Detection Tool
Copyright(C) 2017, Intel Corporation, All rights reserved
Application Version: 220.127.116.11
Scan date: 2017-11-23 20:37:48 GMT
*** Host Computer Information ***
Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3427U CPU @ 1.80GHz
*** Intel(R) ME Information ***
Engine: Intel(R) Management Engine
*** Risk Assessment ***
Based on the analysis performed by this tool: This system is not vulnerable.
When the HW dies, I'll most probably go for a Chromebook with Coreboot - and install Debian on it.
I've had it - enough with this idiocy from Intel and AMD ; if they can't see how these "signed black boxes" are harming them, they deserve what's coming (open, and powerful enough architectures - i.MX8, RISC-V, etc).