posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 09:28 AM
I wonder about this. In many ways it all sounds like hype, but then I heard all about it it in emails, and even on the Evening News last night. I have
heard for a few years now that Intel CPUs have a built in kill switch that can be accessed remotely, but cannot confirm this. Having worked on many
infected computers, I have seen "nasties" that take over the on-line part of a personal computer. It does this by disabling your browsers, IE,
Firefox, Chrome, while the remote connection uses the bandwidth for their own needs. I have also seen them create a new Administrator account, and
change the password on the default account. These cannot be defeated, the only way is to erase the HDD, and I mean FULLY erase it, with random
algorithimal polling and straight zero write. Then perform a fresh install.
I run Fedora Linux with Time Warner cable, TW uses a series of roaming DNS ISPs out of Hardin, Va. My computer doesn't reveal a true MAC address, but
only a generic one, and I use TOR and Squid behind an I-Tables Firewall. My IP address changes all the time. So, as long as Time Warner and other
major Internet Providers have their servers on-line, I will be on-line. I will be curious to see how many Windows users are affected by this.