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Intel has apparently turned up one of the holiest of holy grails in the tech sector, accidentally creating an zero-power-consumption on-chip 3G communications platform as an NSA backdoor. The scoop comes courtesy of tinfoil socialist site Popular Resistance, in this piece written by freelance truther Jim Stone, who has just …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Barmy - a lot of it about.

    Reviews of any iPhone often carry a similar fingerprint too so this is just as valid, is it not?

  2. Jerky Jerk face

    Apparently connectivity means hardwired now.

    Yes it can wake it self up using 3g IF its all online and connected too, no its not got 3g inside the chip - that would be impossible for a number of reason including - "dont be fuckin' retarded"

  3. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Big Brother


    Clearly, MinLove/MinEcon CPUs as required in every worker's home set will NOT HAVE any security problems.

    What's that? Not ok with that?

    You are being vanned!

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Does vPro actually work as advertised, ever?

    Good to see a couple of folks have spotted that the description of vPro functionality is actually at least as accurate as many IT articles (remote access, subject to authentication, any time the PC is mains powered, even if nominally "off"). Shame the general audience took so long to spot this, but hey, that's what commentards are like, innit..

    I have two vPro boxes at home (an hpq 6910 laptop, and an hpq 7700 desktop, yes they're antiques)

    I have spent a significant amount of time trying to make vPro remote management work as advertised on the 7700. As, according to fora, have various other folks. vPro remote management doesn't want to talk to me. The built in NIC didn't initially want to talk at all under XP (though it was fine under SuSe). I finally found a combination of firmware and drivers where it would work at 100Mb under XP but it still refuses to play for more than a couple of seconds at 1Gb before dropping back to 100Mbit. So I'm currently using a $3 Gbit card instead.

    Based on this track record, I didn't even try to make it work on the laptop so far.

    Suggestions for HOWTOs etc most welcome.

  5. jonfr

    Signal path

    They would have terrible problem with the signal and signal path. Since many areas have poor 3G signal and sometimes none at all.

    As for his claims, I think he needs to have come checks done by the lizard people.

  6. MatsSvensson

    I have heard it continues to work, even after you have lowered it into a vat of molten steel.

  7. Alistair

    been reading these commentary for too long.

    Dunno why everyone has a problem with AMfM1's posts. They appear to be making more and more sense the longer I read this site.

    Either that or the caffeine overload line on my TfH is getting lower and lower.

    That said;

    I can see some insane compromised tech somewhere telling a spook "Yeah, .... yeah ... Look! we can do THIS !!!!!" and selling it on to the collective management. But then I've seen what passes for a CMDB these days.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: been reading these commentary for too long.

      I am reminded of Colonel Jessop's classic line, Alistair .... "They/You can't handle the truth"


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