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Intel Announces Second-Generation Core vPro Family of Processors

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Bringing industry leading security and manageability, and better, more flexible performance to business computing, Intel Corporation today unveiled its newest family of business processors. The new 2nd generation Intel Core vPro processor family features the performance and capabilities of Intel's new microarchitecture, enhancements to Intel vPro technology and new security features, including a 3G "poison pill" option to help protect a PC's data.

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I love that "pill"
 

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take the blue pill, and you wake up like nothing happened.
take the red pill, and you find out your laptop commited suicide.


of course the poison pill is entirely worthless, if you just disable the 3G/replace the sim card in it.
 

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take the blue pill, and you wake up like nothing happened.
take the red pill, and you find out your laptop commited suicide.


of course the poison pill is entirely worthless, if you just disable the 3G/replace the sim card in it.
If the red pill is the answer for our security it will be the answer to vulnerability.
 
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of course the poison pill is entirely worthless, if you just disable the 3G/replace the sim card in it
on 3g i agree but why don't they send through internet? in my point of view it'll be easy to implement a not visible communication link between cpu&intel so when the customer inform intel that laptop xxxx is lost intel just send the code which sure will reach the laptop at 1st connection;maybe the data will be already stolen (this can happen also with 3g if sim already out) but it will become unusable al least compared to 3g where u can use it later
 

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on 3g i agree but why don't they send through internet? in my point of view it'll be easy to implement a not visible communication link between cpu&intel so when the customer inform intel that laptop xxxx is lost intel just send the code which sure will reach the laptop at 1st connection;maybe the data will be already stolen (this can happen also with 3g if sim already out) but it will become unusable al least compared to 3g where u can use it later
because they cant ID the laptop through the net.

they said its sent via SMS message to the 3G module on the laptop.


You disable the 3G card, format the OS (for any killswitch software installed there) and you're good to go. its a worthless tech.
 
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every cpu has a unique ID(production no.) so it can be done i think
yes but software is required to detect that, and it wont be part of a regular windows install. hell, even if it was, you could just use a firewall/modify the hosts file and block the address.
 

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it has to be possible to swap the SIM card.


would you buy a laptop, if you couldnt change the 3G provider at a later date?
"Possible" does not have to be easy. They are not trying to stop CIA or KGB agents with this.

It's also only one of the ways that triggers the so-called "poison pill".
 

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it has to be possible to swap the SIM card.


would you buy a laptop, if you couldnt change the 3G provider at a later date?
I know people who don't even know what a sim card is, so my answer would be yes, there are people doing that.