Intel AMT security locks bypassed on corp laptops – Easy as A, B, CTRL+P
Security shortcomings in Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) can be exploited by miscreants to bypass login prompts on notebook computers.
Insecure defaults in Intel AMT allow an intruder to completely bypass user and BIOS passwords and TPM and Bitlocker PINs to break into almost any corporate laptop in a matter of 30 seconds or so, according to security biz F-Secure. The issue, which requires physical access to targeted computer to exploit, is unrelated to the recent Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
The problem potentially affects millions of laptops globally.