After reading this article, I felt sick even though I don’t have “Sandy Bridge” chipset or better like “Ivy Bridge” or Haswell. This is so disturbing, it is insidious. You may have entire multi-million dollar data centers and some with personal confidential data that can be exploited wirelessly over a 3G cellular data link.
Individuals, corporations and governments spend handsome amounts to secure their computers against intrusion and Intel or perhaps other CPU manufacturers purposely compromise the system with an embedded surveillance devices! Every device these computer chips inhabit are garbage because they can be subverted regardless of what software is on the computer. It’s a Intel inside job! Lawsuit time! Get this out to everyone you can!
Do you have a newer computer vintage 2011 or greater acting weird or slow despite anti-virus and mechanic software designed to make your pc faster by clearing out registry bugs, stuff like that?
It maybe your “sandy bridge” processor being hacked, wirelessly, covertly beyond your control from a US government agency to an advanced hacker army! Your life isn’t your own.
This is consumer subversion and a consumer trust issue of the highest level. This might explain why a certain stock exchange went down for a day for no reason at all.
From Intel’s own PR release:
Protecting Data on Missing Laptops
To provide stronger defense against the problem of laptop theft and data loss, Intel today introduced Intel® Anti-Theft Technology Ver. 3.0 (AT 3.0), included on all 2nd generation Intel Core and Core vPro processors.
Previous versions of Intel Anti-Theft Technology enabled authorized IT or service personnel to send a coded “poison pill” over the Internet to completely disable a lost or stolen computer and help prevent access to its encrypted data and deter theft. New Intel AT 3.0 enables the poison pill to be sent as an encrypted, authenticated SMS message by an authorized administrator over a 3G cellular network as well within moments after a missing laptop is turned on. When recovered, the PC can be similarly re-activated with another message. Its new Locator Beacon capability gives authorities the ability to pinpoint a missing laptop using GPS technology on select 3G modems.
Unless you don’t speak/read/understand english, I’m unclear as to how you this can be interpreted as anything but possible.
However, if pictures and sound are easier to digest, then you might appreciate this video (again, from Intel) explaining the “features”. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear them explain that they can turn a laptop off with an SMS (text message) WITHOUT THE COMPUTER BEING PLUGGED IN TO A NETWORK.
Found this on the Intel official channel: