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Intel hardware backdoor

By spencer
Sep 26, 2013
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  1. Well, many of you may already be aware of this, but intel has built a backdoor into every vpro processor since ivy bridge and the possibilities can be both useful(fixing tech problems remotely)and sickening(feds framing you with files of incrimination by adding them to your hard drive while off)or maybe(a hacker takes over your computer) and of course industrial sabotage . If you care for personal privacy then you might want to read up. http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-3g-intel-chip-gives-snoops-backdoor-pc-access.html
     
  2. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,273   +151

    Does this only apply to the vpro enterprise processors?
     
  3. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Booster Posts: 159   +27

    Almost makes me glad that I have an AMD chip in my computer. Was thinking of building an Intel system next year, but I may reconsider that now.
     
  4. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Booster Posts: 292   +44

    I requires a vPro chip on the mainboard, so this is only implemented on pre-built O.E.M. business machines. I f you built your own rig from enthusiast parts there is no "back door'.
     


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