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Intel Chip Vulnerability Worse Than Thought, Lets Hackers Hijack Fleets of PCs
8 May 2017, 11:25 am

That vulnerability that Intel discovered and disclosed last week after going undetected for almost a decade is much worse than originally thought as it allows hackers to remotely gain full control over affected PCs running Windows, without even needing a password. 

As announced by Intel, the bug affects Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) which allows IT admins to remotely carry out maintenance, as well as other types of tasks, without having to travel to the affected location. This tool also allows the admin to remotely control the computer's keyboard and mouse, even if the targeted computer is powered off. 

The AMT also works via browser and is accessible even when the remote PC is asleep, although it is protected by an admin-set password. 

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