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Why did Intel buy McAfee

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    http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/397846/mcafee_finds_purpose_post-intel_acquisition/#closeme

    People ask if we are going to build [anti-virus] and put it on the chip. The answer is no. [McAfee]The reality is that we are creating a platform to activate the security technology [Intel] already has on their chips.

    A number of security features and technologies available in Intel’s chips which were not commonly known, Kurtz said, included the vPro platform’s use of Active Management Technology (AMT) which allows the running of security processes on a device without its operating system running.

    TADA. Read along.
     
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    Sources? That's a bold claim your making.
     
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    Refer to top post.
     
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    but thats not related to your theory about rootkits etc, in any way. you jumped to a conclusion without any evidence.


    wookies hair excess hair, italians are hairy, italians are wookies.


    find us some definitions of what 'illegal software' they mean and we're getting somewhere.


    edit: after reading the pages you linked where it states this is all about tablets and PDA's, it makes your thinking seem even more flawed.
     
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    There is no software built into the chip. Are you talking about taking more advantage of the execute disable bit function somehow or similar upcoming add-ons for security reasons on later hardware? It would be possible to have future designs that have much better security on the hardware level but DRM is way off course from Intel's basic hardware.
     
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    now you're just making shit up. the articles you linked to are talking about mobile devices, not computers.


     
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    Holy FUD batman, dont see this thread lasting very long.
     
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    Also your quote does not exist. It says this:

     
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    http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/397846/mcafee_finds_purpose_post-intel_acquisition/#closeme

    People ask if we are going to build [anti-virus] and put it on the chip. The answer is no. The reality is that we are creating a platform to activate the security technology [Intel] already has on their chips.

    A number of security features and technologies available in Intel’s chips which were not commonly known, Kurtz said, included the vPro platform’s use of Active Management Technology (AMT) which allows the running of security processes on a device without its operating system running.

    TADA. Read along.

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    That would be execute disable bit as I mentioned earlier. It isn't software on the current chips. Think of that as just a mechanical switch that a software would activate(you know the software that is on your hard drive and runs on page file and in ram). :laugh:
     
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    I wasn't lying, seems the way the man told me was flawed.
     
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    A tinfoil hat conspiracy... this is taking amd v. intel fanboy battles to a new level.
     
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    I love it how the links on that site links back to itself as sources.
     
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    I agree. Intel is out to make money. Not shoot themselves in the foot. Also it would have been found by now if software resides in the chip.

    IT Security guy: "What is that process running in the background? Oh I'll just ignore that." :laugh:
     
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    Same thing that Micro$oft was suppose to do way , way back can't remember the name but it was suppose to be the one right after XP which they drop & change for Vista...

    They were to use a chip on board against piracy & all...

    Anyhow it didn't go true , people would probably just used Linux so i thing that is not going to work for Intel also... everybody on AMD system...:rockout:

    EDIT: Lol! people are fast to write when i start my post there were only 4 posts now click submit & bam! there is already 17 posts :eek:
     
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    Trusted Platform Module? My server has one of those and Server 2003 x64 Edition doesn't know what to do with it (only supported in Vista and up).
     
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    I didn't exactly explain it correctly (sowwy), but you understand it now, right?
     
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    Yeah, McAfee is making software that makes use of features already integrated into Intel processors "like VPro, AMT, VT-x and anti-theft." I don't think those technologies are anything to be alarmed about--at least until there is an example of the hardware/software going too far.
     
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    This thread is ridiculous.
     
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    Edited and fixed, I wasn't lieing. Intel have bought McAfee to create a platform to take advantage of the security technology Intel already has on their chips. Which is still unknown of how they are going to use it.
     
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    no ones saying that you are lying... just that you're wrong.
     
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    Was wrong* I took of from what I heard, then done some research. Should of been the other way around.

    You can delete the thread, I don't really care anymore.
     
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