Look at ME!
Intel ME Investigation
With Intel's Firmware Support Package (FSP) and the recent release of a
redistributable firmware binary for the Management Engine, it has become
possible to share full firmware images for modern x86 platforms and
potentially audit the binaries. Yet, reverse engineering, decompilation
and disassembly are still not permitted. However, thanks to previous
research, we can have a closer look at the binary data and come to a few
This talk briefly summarizes the fundamentals of developing custom and open source firmware, followed by a quick guide through the process of analyzing the binaries without actually violating the terms to understand a few bits, and finally poses a statement on the political issues that researchers, repair technicians and software developers are facing.