Is Intel's New CPU Identification for Data Security Only a Marketing Gag?
Straight after I read about Intel's new plans to ensure higher data security over the Internet for e-commerce by implementing a identification number into their upcoming CPUs starting with Pentium III, I felt forced to consult Kim Schmitz, CEO of
This leads to the conclusion that Intel came up with this new idea for no other reason than for marketing. Doesn't it sound nice that you can make your system a 'trusted, connected PC' by simply dropping a Pentium III CPU into it? Wouldn't AMD's, IDT's or TransMeta's CPUs without this beautiful identification gimmick look as if they are 'insecure CPUs'? Data security takes a lot more than a half-baked solution as the identification number of future Intel CPUs, the world's hackers are more powerful than most people realize and their power increases every day whilst more and more computer get connected. If we want to avoid that hackers abuse our information, then we should not jump on Intel's new bandwagon, we should give them a strong signal of disparagement instead.
Kim Schmitz did me the favor and wrote up a little piece about Intel's new idea for me, although it's his 25th birthday today.
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