Intel’s new processors have a remote kill switch (2 items)

Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors have a remote kill switch
By Emil Protalinski,

Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors have a new feature that the chip giant is calling Anti-Theft 3.0. The processor can be disabled even if the computer has no Internet connection or isn’t even turned on, over a
3G network. With Intel anti-theft technology built into Sandy Bridge, David Allen, director of distribution sales at Intel North America, told ITBusiness that users have the option to set up their processor so that if their computer is lost or stolen, it can be shut down remotely.

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Intel to introduce processor with remote kill switch
DAVID GOMEZ | Fri 17th Dec 2010, 02:03 pm

Intel is preparing to launch its Sandy Bridge processors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The most interesting thing about these new processors is the kill switches that are built into them.

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