System Management Mode deep dive: How SMM isolation hardens the platform

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Key to defending the hypervisor, and by extension the rest of the OS, from low-level threats is protecting System Management Mode (SMM), an execution mode in x86-based processors that runs at a higher effective privilege than the hypervisor.

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