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 Post subject: One More Reason not to buy Ivy Bridge
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Seems more and more that Sandy Bridge may be a better choice for a CPU right now than Ivy Bridge... unless you really really need the extra GPU power of Ivy Bridge.

Some new features that were launched with Ivy Bridge apparently make it less secure than Sandy Bridge chips:
http://semiaccurate.com/2012/05/15/inte ... nightmare/

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 Post subject: Re: One More Reason not to buy Ivy Bridge
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:30 pm 
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"maybe" and "likely", they're just speculating, there's no proof that it's an issue for all systems.

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What are the other reasons?


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 Post subject: Re: One More Reason not to buy Ivy Bridge
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:41 pm 
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I couldn't get past the first couple paragraphs of ranting - tldr. I'll wait for other sources to comment on whether Vpro is good or a gateway to evil.

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 Post subject: Re: One More Reason not to buy Ivy Bridge
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 1:04 am 
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Seems like someone doesn't understand why this technology exists in first place (i mean Charlie). It is not for you, typical home user, you should turn it off. It is for you, corporate administrators, where if there is an attacker, you have a bigger problem than a single compromised computer. Secondly, anyone who ever tried to enable AMT VNC connection will know how hard it is in the first place. I don't see it as realistic for a virus/trojan to change BIOS/UEFI settings, configure the whole AMT thing correctly, configure port redirects on the corporate firewalls and allow this way to use any of vPro features remotely.


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