According to Intel VP Donald Whiteside, it is “an incorrect assertion that Intel has designed-in embedded DRM technologies into the Pentium D processor and the Intel 945 Express Chipset family.” Whiteside insists they are simply working with vendors who use DRM to “design their products to be compatible with the Intel platforms.”
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A research team bought over a hundred used hard drives for about a thousand dollars, and found more than half still contained personal and commercially sensitive information—some of it blackmail material.
People have repeated this experiment again and again, in a variety of countries, and the results have been pretty much the same. People don’t understand the risks of throwing away hard drives containing sensitive information.
What struck me about this story was the wide range of dirt they were able to dig up: insurance company records, a school’s file on its children, evidence of an affair, and so on. And although it cost them a grand to get this, they still had a grand’s worth of salable computer hardware at the end of their experiment.
A high-school student used a hardware keystroke logger—the undetectable kind that sits between the keyboard and the computer—to steal exams in order to sell them.
Officials said the 16-year-old boy hooked up a keystroke decoder to a teacher’s computer and downloaded exams in November.
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.