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Accessing any PC anywhere, no matter what operating system is installed, even if it is physically disconnected from the internet. You see, Core vPro processors work in conjunction with Intel’s new Anti Theft 3.0, which put 3g connectivity into every Intel CPU after the Sandy Bridge version of the I3/5/7 processors.
If you encrypted your hard drive, a Core vPro processor will read it anyway, because it snagged your encryption key. If your system has been taken apart, and has no video card, ram, floppy, or hard drive, your Core vPro processor nailed you, because you left a flash drive plugged in. Or a CD in the CD drive. And what about that web cam?
The bottom line? The Core vPro processor is the end of any pretend privacy. If you think encryption, Norton, or anything else is going to ensure your privacy, including never hooking up to the web at all, think again. There is now more than just a ghost in the machine.
From a security standpoint, the biggest addition Sandy Bridge will deliver will be the ability to remotely kill and restore a lost or stolen PC via 3G, Marek said. Previously, that capability, which delivers a "poison pill" that can remotely wipe the PC's hard drive, was only available via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Now, if that laptop has a 3G connection, the PC can be protected, Marek said.
And btw I also have a laptop with a 3G sim card in it. And of course you need an account with a provider to have that work. Otherwise it's just sitting there doing nothing. An astute user can just remove the sim card and render that useless.
I admit the article is misleading. It's like reading an article on quantum mechanics writtne by some guy who has never studied quantum mechanics...there's no way the guy can write an accurate article because he doesn't know what the heck he's talking about.
im pretty sure this crap article is confusing the new ON (mother)BOARD BIOS remote control with CPUs.
The CPU CANNOT have a g3 module in it, the technology wont allow it to fit phsicly let alone the problems with getting the signal in and out AND the additional heat.
Now for the "dont you know who i am" bit - im a IT engineer and have been for over ten years, my father is an ex RAF comms specialist and current 3g/4g RF planner for a large mobile company and we share what we know regularly - this cpu+3g on chip is impossible using current 'standards' of mobile comms, 3g in this case.
I bet all my stars on it
I guess these capabilities are new to IT professionals also.
“For us, the combination of these technologies offers a completely new approach to client system management.”