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Intel CEO Refuses To Answer Questions On Whether NSA Can Access CPUs

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  1. RuskiSnajper

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    This is a follow up article to this story.

    Reddit is here: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1ycs5l/hi_reddit_im_brian_krzanich_ceo_of_intel_ask_me/


    Also this is a fun picture: (left bottom corner)
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    I am pretty certain it has a back door... It would be funny if they don't really. It could be called as you wish, a service firmware control hub etc on die whatever you call it, but if used properly it may be served for gaining intel :D

    Altough... without the OS kernel compiled to react to this specific instruction set, it is no use... so M$ may have the best answer...

    Well I just remembered one ting... actually the set is present, remember Intel sold CPU's that could be unlockable/added features via software tool by adding key... so CPU firmware is accessible at some levels, you got the filthy idea...
     
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    You think they wouldn't be able to create a link with the HDD and network card to simply open up a port to access everything on HDD via simple shell ?

    And get to the info or inject data if they wouldn't be able to break through router or other net security.

    I still haven't looked into this deep enough, it's a lot of stuff going on so I pick my things. This research would probably have to include CPU enthusiasts who know how to look at silicon images.
     
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    I would be more worried about the countless number of back doors, vulnerabilities installed (intentionally) on Windows instead. And yes, the NSA benefits from them, of course...
     
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    Sure, they could, but this would certainly be noticeable over the network by the end user... Unless TCP/IP is compromised somehow.

    *Gets out aluminum foil hat...

    I forgot I had this.
     
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    Linux has this kinda stuff too. Most webservers use linux and it's hacked a lot.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised as I always expect the worst possibility to be true.

    At least, I didn't pay for it. :)
     
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    It's not really free, as in you gotta go through more headaches to get stuff working.
     
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    There are no headaches, mate. Everything is easy once you learn...
     
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    Not going here again.... (runs away faster then sonic would)
     
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    Guys they had it long time ago something called UUID. It's inside the bios and give you chance to scan the net for your processor in case it is stolen. Now they use it for searching people and getting informations. Same shit but purposed have change. Only before you could disable it. I have this function in my Compaq Evo D51sff socket 478.
     
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    I concur
     
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    Operating system doesn't matter when it comes to exploits built into the processor.

    Refuses ~= government sources had a chat with Intel in confidentiality
     
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    ROFL!!

    yeah that's why I'm not getting haswell
    actually real reason is because improvement over ivy is negligible.
     
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    I Disagree i would says its more towards what people install on linux and how its configured. On another note SELinux a security kernel developed by NSA ... >.>
     
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    You are right and there was an uproar when they introduced it, so there was a BIOS switch introduced to turn it off. In any case, there's no doubt A LOT more to it than that.
     
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    Yeah modern Intel processors have well over a billion transistors. There's plenty of real-estate there for back doors.
     
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    Almost certainly no backdoors in (most) linux distros. However, those ones that come out of North Korea are probably a bit loaded... lol

    There instead is security issues, but it's a separate thing.

    Also, at least officially, UUID was just an internal unique software-accessable serial number. It didn't do anything online.
     
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    Political diatribes and bad language not needed
     
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