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Intel forced to reveal ME kill switch

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For many years users have been complaining about Intel’s Management Engine feature, claiming that it was insecure and demanding that it should be permanently disabled. While it is a crucial component of Intel hardware, handling data streams between processor and external devices, the concern has always been that an attacker… Read more »

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Fingerprints are making a comeback

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In the era of DNA profiling, dusting for fingerprints may seem like a rather quaint old crime-busting technology. Nevertheless, in the world of cyber security it is poised to eclipse the password and the PIN number. A tech supergroup comprising Lenovo, Intel, Synaptics and PayPal are collaborating to develop a… Read more »

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Intel sheds cyber security arm

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As part of its major restructuring programme, Intel is reported to be considering the sale of its cybersecurity arm Intel Security (previously named McAfee – which it acquired in 2011). The chip-maker never quite succeeded in its quest to incorporate McAfee’s cyber security technology into its products and is now… Read more »

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