Category: Software Debug and Trace

Intel® has announced the new family of 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, available for purchase beginning October 5, 2017. ASSET's SourcePoint has supported the 8th Gen (codenamed Coffee Lake) since earliest silicon.
The news is out! Intel today announced its Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family, codenamed Purley or Skylake-EP. ASSET of course has supported this silicon since its earliest beginnings, with the SourcePoint and ScanWorks Embedded Diagnostics products. Read the full press release here: ASSET releases new benchtop and remote debugging applications for Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family.
In two previous articles, I looked at the JTAG access port from a security perspective, and considered what exposure the choice of BMC operating system might have on a platform supporting At-Scale Debug. Now, let’s consider the root of all trust, the silicon itself, and see what options exist for locking it down.
Given that they are network-accessible, BMCs present an attack surface. Which operating systems are hardened enough to be secure against malicious actors?
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