If you’ve been following the Intel AMT security issue story, it looks like we finally have some guidence around the severity and some mitigations steps. Even though a proper fix is still some ways off. Ars has some more information on the exploit (although they didn’t include the root cause) as well as useful links to some tools Intel has put out there.
A remote hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips for seven years was more severe than many people imagined, because it allowed hackers to remotely gain administrative control over huge fleets of computers without entering a password. This is according to technical analyses published Friday.