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posted by martyb on Friday August 07 2020, @03:04PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the more-intel-on-Intel dept.

Massive 20GB Intel IP Data Breach Floods the Internet, Mentions Backdoors (archive)

A leaker today posted on Twitter a link to a file sharing service that contains what an anonymous source claims is a portion of Intel's crown jewels: A 20GB folder of confidential Intel intellectual property. The leaker dubbed the release the "Intel exconfidential Lake Platform Release ;)."

[...] The folder has been posted by an anonymous source that claims more is coming soon, and while we don't know the exact specifics of the folder's contents, we have verified that it does exist. In fact, the title of many of the documents do correlate to the list of purported information posted by the leaker:

  • Intel ME Bringup guides + (flash) tooling + samples for various platforms
  • Kabylake (Purley Platform) BIOS Reference Code and Sample Code + Initialization code (some of it as exported git repos with full history)
  • Intel CEFDK (Consumer Electronics Firmware Development Kit (Bootloader stuff)) SOURCES
  • Silicon / FSP source code packages for various platforms
  • Various Intel Development and Debugging Tools
  • Simics Simulation for Rocket Lake S and potentially other platforms
  • Various roadmaps and other documents
  • Binaries for Camera drivers Intel made for SpaceX
  • Schematics, Docs, Tools + Firmware for the unreleased Tiger Lake platform
  • (very horrible) Kabylake FDK training videos
  • Intel Trace Hub + decoder files for various Intel ME versions
  • Elkhart Lake Silicon Reference and Platform Sample Code
  • Some Verilog stuff for various Xeon Platforms, unsure what it is exactly.
  • Debug BIOS/TXE builds for various Platforms
  • Bootguard SDK (encrypted zip)
  • Intel Snowridge / Snowfish Process Simulator ADK
  • Various schematics
  • Intel Marketing Material Templates (InDesign)
  • Lots of other things

[...] The poster encourages downloaders to look for mentions of 'backdoors' in some of the Intel source code, and even provides a sample clip of one such listing, but we aren't sure of the intentions behind the listings in the code.

The source appears to be an employee of Intel or a company partnered with Intel. The roadmaps alone could be a big deal depending on how detailed they are. Some of this information could be relevant to a recent class-action lawsuit over "7nm" delays.

Also at AnandTech, Wccftech, AdoredTV, Ars Technica, and ZDNet.


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Intel facing class-action lawsuit over 7nm delay

Intel's revenue was up 20 percent in its Q2 2020 earnings report, but its 7nm processors have been delayed by at least six months because production has fallen a year behind. The subsequent decline in share price resulted in AMD's stock jumping above its rival's for the first time in around 15 years.

On Friday, the Hagens Berman law firm put out a call to Intel investors who suffered significant losses to contact the company for a possible class-action suit. It also seeks people who may be able to assist in its investigation of possible securities fraud.

"Beginning at the Company's 2019 annual investor conference, Intel continuously represented that it would start shipping its first 7nm chips in 2021. The news was well-received since the Company claimed the 7nm chip would deliver double the area efficiency of its 10nm chips. Moreover, in the wake of severe delays derailing its 10nm chips, Intel assuaged concerns by stating, "We've made time-to-market the priority," and repeatedly affirmed the 7nm chip's timetable," states Hagens Berman.

Also at Guru3D.

Previously: Intel Delays "7nm" Products by 6 Months
Intel Engineering Chief Out After 7nm Product Delays


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 07 2020, @03:38PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 07 2020, @03:38PM (#1032947)

    Intel123 or intel123
    How quaint!

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by DECbot on Friday August 07 2020, @03:48PM

      by DECbot (832) on Friday August 07 2020, @03:48PM (#1032951) Journal

      Awk! Shameful! Those passwords don't meet minimal password security guidelines at all! I nominate Intel123! as the official replacement password.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 07 2020, @03:49PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 07 2020, @03:49PM (#1032952)

      Is it a surprise though?

      Maybe we should try to gain access to the Intel ME with the same 'passwords'

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 08 2020, @01:45AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 08 2020, @01:45AM (#1033280)

      One of the passwords was something like "I accept" So, these could have been used as a trigger for acceptance of an NDA (especially given the context of the files appearing to be released to a 3rd party under an NDA).

      Also, likely to be used to get around banned email attachment policies.

      Doubtful password protected zips were used for security.

  • (Score: 5, Informative) by EvilSS on Friday August 07 2020, @04:05PM (3 children)

    by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Friday August 07 2020, @04:05PM (#1032961)
    This leak is from Intel's partner/customer portal: "The information appears to come from the Intel Resource and Design Center, which hosts information for use by our customers, partners and other external parties who have registered for access. " so not from some internal secret trove, just partner NDA stuff. As for back doors, "Hey, everyone look for backdoors in the code", while technically true, they did "mention" it, is like "hey, everyone look for aliens in the code" and adding "mentions aliens" in the headline. No way any real covert backdoors would show up in documents and code released to partners and customers.
    • (Score: 2) by takyon on Friday August 07 2020, @04:10PM

      by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Friday August 07 2020, @04:10PM (#1032966) Journal

      Probably true, but there's more of these dumps to come.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 07 2020, @07:06PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 07 2020, @07:06PM (#1033096)

      No way any real covert backdoors would show up in documents and code released to partners and customers.

      Are overt backdoors any better from a prey end user's point of view?

      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by EvilSS on Friday August 07 2020, @08:08PM

        by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Friday August 07 2020, @08:08PM (#1033123)
        Yes, at least the ones you are told about you can try to mitigate. There is a big difference between a documented feature that can be used as a backdoor, and a covert backdoor put in place for governments. My house has 4 doors I know about and can use. I'd be pretty damn pissed to find out it also had a secret 5th door that the government had a key to.
  • (Score: 2) by sjames on Friday August 07 2020, @05:59PM (1 child)

    by sjames (2882) on Friday August 07 2020, @05:59PM (#1033044) Journal

    Most of that stuff should have been free public downloads anyway.

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 07 2020, @09:56PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 07 2020, @09:56PM (#1033190)

      Fuck you

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 07 2020, @07:33PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 07 2020, @07:33PM (#1033107)
  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Snotnose on Friday August 07 2020, @10:30PM (4 children)

    by Snotnose (1623) on Friday August 07 2020, @10:30PM (#1033217)

    Prolly 20 years old, it sucked because the plastic gears could not hold a focus on the lowest setting, never mind higher magnification.

    After the divorce I stored a bunch of stuff in dad's garage. Dad died, I'm now clearing out that garage. And I found this microscope.

    I haven't plugged the 15 year old device into my modern Win10 computer yet, but the crappy plastic gears that would not hold a focus is why it probably failed.

    Oh, hey, I'm offtopic. Don't care, found my microscope, next laptop will be an AMD, we're done here.

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    Forget the past, ya can't change it. Forget the future, ya can't predict it. Forget the present, I didn't get you one
    • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 08 2020, @01:48AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 08 2020, @01:48AM (#1033281)

      The fortune below your comment was spot on:

      Insanity is the final defense ... It's hard to get a refund when the salesman is sniffing your crotch and baying at the moon.

      M3ds. Snotnose, m3ds.

      (apparently soylent has a spam filter that triggers on non-leet spelling of m3ds)

      • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by stretch611 on Saturday August 08 2020, @02:13AM

        by stretch611 (6199) Subscriber Badge on Saturday August 08 2020, @02:13AM (#1033287)

        I would expect a "meds" spam filter to not be enforced if you are logged in instead of AC

        meds

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 08 2020, @06:31AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 08 2020, @06:31AM (#1033358)

      Maybe now you can find your dick?

      • (Score: 2) by Snotnose on Saturday August 08 2020, @12:42PM

        by Snotnose (1623) on Saturday August 08 2020, @12:42PM (#1033418)

        Maybe now you can find your dick?

        Ever since the divorce I've kept it in a jar of formaldehyde next to the bed.

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        Forget the past, ya can't change it. Forget the future, ya can't predict it. Forget the present, I didn't get you one
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 08 2020, @06:28AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 08 2020, @06:28AM (#1033357)

    Massive what now? Gee how bout them Dodgers.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 08 2020, @12:22PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 08 2020, @12:22PM (#1033408)

    I just hashed some data into 38f947ceadf06e6d3ffc2b37b807d7ef80b57f21 and coinicidentally it collides with the SHA1 of the intel leak torrent! Talk about coincidence *wink* *wink*.

    a dumb attempt to redicule the alledged illegality of publishing a 20 byte value

  • (Score: 1) by zion-fueled on Saturday August 08 2020, @01:16PM

    by zion-fueled (8646) on Saturday August 08 2020, @01:16PM (#1033426)

    Maybe we finally lose bootguard and can run coreboot on newer computers.

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