What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Intel’s Sandy Bridge Processor Has a Kill Switch – Slashdot.  It’s remotely activated over a 3G network — no Internet connection required.   It’s advertised as a way to turn off the machine if it is stolen.

DDOS anyone?

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One Response to What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

  1. mkhall says:

    It looks like this isn’t as bad as it might seem. The code’s on the chip, but you still need (a) to have a 3G modem somewhere in your system (it isn’t on the silicon), and (b) for the machine to be powered up. So it may be more of a corporate safeguard for tablet computers than a government/hacker backdoor.

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