New Intel Chip Bug Can Expose All Data on a Computer to Hackers

Found on eWEEK on Saturday, 30 March 2019
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The role of the VISA technology is to provide a flexible signals analysis processor that can be used in debugging of computer hardware, primarily computer system boards.

They said that a vulnerability they’d previously discovered, (INTEL-SA-00086) that allowed them to run unsigned code in the Intel Management Engine, also allowed them access to the VISA hardware.

Other research has shown that access to the management engine may be possible through a network connection. If that turns out to be the case, then remote hacking becomes possible because physical access is no longer required.

Intel chips have more and more problems. It looks like they are a security nightmare for critical hardware.