Question CPUs without backdoors

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pcalvert

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Nov 21, 2018
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I am interested in CPUs that do not contain any backdoors. By "backdoors", I am referring to things like the Intel Management Engine (IME). Do such CPUs exist? The reason I ask is because I am thinking of building a small router/firewall/UTM device, and I want to minimize the possibility that such an important security device could be remotely tampered with.
 

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There are certain CPUs available in the market that do not integrate backdoors like the Intel Management Engine (IME). One such example is the RISC-V architecture which is an open-source and license-free instruction set architecture. Some of the CPU manufacturers that produce RISC-V CPUs include SiFive, Microsemi, and Esperanto. Additionally, there are other CPUs that are designed not to contain backdoors, such as the IBM POWER architecture. It's important to do your research and select a processor that meets your specific security needs.
 

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I am interested in CPUs that do not contain any backdoors. By "backdoors", I am referring to things like the Intel Management Engine (IME). Do such CPUs exist? The reason I ask is because I am thinking of building a small router/firewall/UTM device, and I want to minimize the possibility that such an important security device could be remotely tampered with.
Would a Raspberry Pi work?


 

vokeb

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Apr 20, 2023
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I am interested in CPUs that do not contain any backdoors. By "backdoors", I am referring to things like the Intel Management Engine (IME). Do such CPUs exist? The reason I ask is because I am thinking of building a small router/firewall/UTM device, and I want to minimize the possibility that such an important security device could be remotely tampered with.
Get yourself an ampere arm CPU, raspberry cpus are weak for high performance firewalls.
 
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