Since my laptop doesn't have the vPro processor (i7-6500u), doesn't have a built-in ethernet jack (there is one in the dock, through a TB3 bridge etc....), an aftermarket wifi chip, etc, I assume I am pretty well safe. I ran the Intel ME check and I got Error 9260: Unknown or unsupported hardware platform. It's hardly available on "every" PC.
It sounds like the issues come through the use of "professional" PC hardware meant for datacenters etc or large IT centers that require these special remote management features.
Apparentl the machines you or I would buy, Joe Public, don't have this feature in the first place.INTEL-SA-00075 wrote:This vulnerability does not exist on Intel-based consumer PCs.
It also sounds like a sure way around this problem is to use an AMD system (they still exist )
Added: Had a look in my BIOS to see, yup, there really is no ME here... (also, apparently phpbb doesn't know how to rotate images properly, LOL. but full screen it is fine)