Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Intel Sandy Bridge processors have a remote killswitch to fight theft

Intel has confirmed that Sandy Bridge will take aim at corporate computing, introducing upgraded anti-theft technology in the vPro-equipped chips.

While precise details of the improved security features are currently under wraps, Intel's David Allen confirmed that they're set to include the ability to remotely disable Sandy Bridge-based systems from a remote administration console.

Speaking to IT Business, Allen explained that corporate IT departments could configure Sandy Bridge-based laptops to be deactivated on demand, providing a remote 'kill-switch' that enables lost or stolen laptops to be rendered useless remotely.

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via Bit Tech

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