The Intel Management Engine goes unnoticed by most users, but the subsystem plays a very important role in Intel-based systems.

Since 2008, nearly every CPU released by the company comes with the IME which some call a computer within your computer, as it has some pretty eye-opening capabilities.

In a computer architecture diagram, it would sit above the CPU but below the operating system.

For years the EFF has argued that this "black box" is a huge security threat considering it can control your system even when the computer is turned off.

Their fears were brought to fruition this week after security researchers discovered a devastating USB-based exploit.

We (I and @_markel___ ) have obtained fully functional JTAG for Intel CSME via USB DCI.

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