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Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed : Safeguarding the Future of Computing with Intel Embedded Security and Management Engine by Xiaoyu Ruan

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CHAPTER 6

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Boot with Integrity, or Don’t Boot

You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure.

—Gordon B. Hinckley

You are on a business trip and staying in a nice hotel. You leave your laptop in the room while going out for a dinner appointment. The laptop has its full disk-encryption feature enabled. Being reasonably paranoid, you even turned off the laptop. You believe that the laptop and your confidential files stored in it are safe and secure. However, that may not be true. An “evil maid” who can physically access the laptop on the sly for just two minutes ...

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