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Intel kill switch code indicates connection to NSA

Security researchers studying the Intel Management Engine discovered an undocumented kill switch in the code as well as references to a National Security Agency program. Dmitry Sklyarov, Mark Ermolov and Maxim Goryachy, security researchers for Positive Technologies, based in Framingham, Mass., found the Intel kill switch that has the ability to disable the controversial Intel Management Engine (ME).

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