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Intel debugging interface vulnerable to USB attacks

 New Intel processors contain a debugging interface accessible via USB 3.0 ports that can be used to obtain full control over a system and perform attacks that are undetectable by current security tools. A talk on the mechanisms needed for such attacks and ways to protect against them was given by Positive Technologies experts Maxim Goryachy and Mark Ermolov at the 33rd Chaos Communication Congress (33C3) in Hamburg, Germany. […]

http://blog.ptsecurity.com/2017/01/intel-debugger-interface-open-to.html

Some background on these interfaces:

http://blog.asset-intertech.com/test_data_out/2016/07/the-three-types-of-jtag-access-on-intel-based-designs.html

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