Intel's "Poison Pill" Makes its way onto Two Asus Laptops

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Shalbatana

You can also use this "feature" to randomly disable the computer you just sold on ebay... just for the fun of it.

 

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rayatwork05

actually encrypting a drive doesnt render the info useless. you simply un-encrypt it. cake process. encrypting a drive actually slows it down, and in the event a virus affects the passphrase, your locked out of your own drive until you un-encrypt it.

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Thiazolium

Many Intel laptops after 06 have trusted platform modules in them which when enabled can be used to encrypt the entire harddrive rendering the data useless to thieves. 

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knexkid

So that one laptop is now worthless, but what about the data?  What is stoping a crook from taking out the hard drive from the stolen laptop and putting it into another computer to read the files?  Or does this "poison pill" wipe the drive or encrypt it in some way? 

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