Intel vPRO Processor Vulnerability

As many of you have heard, Intel recently released a bulletin on a critical escalation vulnerability (CVE-2017-5689), which was nicknamed “Silent Bob is Silent” by the researchers.  The researchers claim it affects Intel vPro processors from 2010 till now.  A majority of the systems were sold by Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, and Lenovo.  This chipset was made specifically for enterprise administrators to manage their servers, laptops, and desktops.  That is the reason this vulnerability is so bad, as the vulnerability will have full control of the system without the Operating System knowing.  Since this is a hardware vulnerability, it doesn’t matter what Operating System, if any, these machines are running. It does not affect Mac’s, even though Intel does supply Apple with chips, this vulnerability only affects Windows-based machines.