On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 1:54 PM <i...@aulix.com> wrote: > > Please suggest what has been cleaned by moderators on the website: > > https://web.archive.org/web/20200514115002/https://www.reddit.com/r/openbsd/comments/gf7wip/how_secure_are_intel_cpus/fpshspb/
No. But this link may be informative: https://libreboot.org/faq.html#intel Inside every modern Intel CPU is a secondary CPU running an embedded OS with direct access to nice things like all the RAM, AES acceleration hardware, TMP etc. No one but intel (and by extension, NSA) has access to the code running on that CPU, and it would be trivial for it to check incoming packets for patterns that activates for example storing crypto keys into a small embedded EEPROM that can be read out after the police has raided your home. A firewall can't stop this. Fortunately, the people who could possibly order intel to do something like this doesn't care about your pirated movies, and it would be a PR nightmare if Intel actually used the power they have for anything less than national security, since the risk of something leaking would be too large.