Originally Posted by BigCactus;12011588
Clearly your understanding of this SB intel security feature is apparently vague, and you give Intel the benefit of the doubt. Of course there are people out there with the skill to exploit the feature remotely. The average consumer shouldn't worry about this. Business or government institutions should probably consider the security risk.
And besides, for the average consumer, they will likely see no issues as I've stated. Right now they should be more afraid of the downclocking issues that are apparent with these processors...or some of the failure rates being reported when these are overclocked?
I have a vague understanding? My company supports vPro infrastructure and I use it on everyday basis. When my work PC has troubles, IT guys can easily assess my PC through remote access via vPro. It seems you're the only one who has no idea what they are talking about. Only way to activate this kill switch is with Intel vPro processors that come with 3G hardware as well as with special chipset and BIOS support, as well as your company/firm supporting vPro. vPro has been around for a while, with remote management features, maintenance, operations, servicing etc etc. There has never been big problems with vPro and other remote access management infrastructures by Cisco Networks and others.
If you lose your laptop you can't just contact Intel to shut down your PC. Your company needs to support vPro, and the laptop you have needs to have a 3G vPro certified card and then your company is the only one that can activate the kill switch.
The ignorance on this board is very high.
BigCactus you are the one that's ignorant. After you get out of your mom's basement and start working maybe you'll understand how stupid you sound now.Edited by Clairvoyant129 - 1/21/11 at 8:38pm