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Intel and CIA conspiracy?

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July 18, 2011 4:16:24 PM

Hello,
Conspiracy?? Is it possible? That within the processors lythographic make somwhere hidden within the archtiecture is a stored list of encrypted "ip addresses" That are used against public knowledge in conjunction with the CIA to track and monitor web usage? Is this even possible. Logically to me in seems not but I thought I would ask the pros? Can it be done and If so is it possible, to find how it would be possible?

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July 18, 2011 5:00:46 PM

the arcitechture? are you on whack? also Welcome to THF!

this really doesnt belong in the 'CPU' section of the forum either.
July 18, 2011 6:29:24 PM

The CIA is not authorized to spy in the US.

The NSA, on the other hand ....






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July 18, 2011 7:21:45 PM

Any ISP like Comcast or Warner can monitor your usage by your IP address
also on Intel arch there has been a Personal Serial Number (PSN) for CPU back in the Pentium 3 days
dont know if they still do it now
also some of the new SandyBridge have a "kill switch"
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/295762-28-sandy-bridg...
July 18, 2011 8:42:10 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section News & Leisure by Mousemonkey
July 18, 2011 10:35:43 PM

curiousity444 said:
Hello,
Conspiracy?? Is it possible? That within the processors lythographic make somwhere hidden within the archtiecture is a stored list of encrypted "ip addresses" That are used against public knowledge in conjunction with the CIA to track and monitor web usage? Is this even possible. Logically to me in seems not but I thought I would ask the pros? Can it be done and If so is it possible, to find how it would be possible?


YOU SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER EXACTLY WHERE YOU WERE WHEN YOU HEARD THE NEWS.
a b å Intel
July 18, 2011 11:07:23 PM

All pentium 3 chips had a unique identifying code that allowed the computer to be traced.

After a public outcry it was disabled in BIOS , but remained on die

It wouldnt be a surprise if similar tech was still used but not publicized , for warranty purposes if nothing else

Also the NSA and CIA do take very close attention to hardware manufacture for security reasons . No point making high tech weapons if the enemy has a way of remotely turning your cpu's off for instance
July 19, 2011 1:00:23 AM

Let me get my tin foiled hat first.
July 20, 2011 3:54:22 AM

I believe if you run an Intel CPU backwards then several satanic things happen.

Smoke for instance ...
July 20, 2011 4:35:35 AM

^ OR...plug it to a car battery... :D 

Now you will REALLY be running in the 90's !
July 20, 2011 4:44:29 PM

It possible to uniquely identify a CPU but there are so many easier ways to find out what you are up to.
July 21, 2011 3:22:48 PM

Yes ... we here like to watch what you type and interpret what your really thinking about.

Mingo ... take notes on them all ... especially that olmangamer guy ... he has shifty eyes and sweaty palms ... probably wears a funny hat too ...
July 21, 2011 4:44:28 PM

Reynod said:
Yes ... we here like to watch what you type and interpret what your really thinking about.

Mingo ... take notes on them all ... especially that olmangamer guy ... he has shifty eyes and sweaty palms ... probably wears a funny hat too ...


Roger that

If anyone sees an umarked black van outside their homes they are just ummm fixing the internet.......Nothing to see here move along.
a b å Intel
July 22, 2011 3:39:31 PM

Or you are in England and they are just checking how many televisions you have. I do not know if they are monitoring what you are watching, but they could.
July 22, 2011 4:47:46 PM

IIRC there was some rental company that would install a backdoor on their laptops & desktops that they would rent out to customers. If the customers got behind on their payments, the company would secretly turn on the webcam and record all activity the camera could pick up. Dunno how that enabled them to collect payments - maybe they thought they could post embarrassing videos on Facebook or something..

Also, there was some guy at Best Buy or some such who would also install an app on laptops brought in for repair by female customers. It would secretly turn on the webcam and then pop up some message about needing to clean the webcam lens and suggest taking the laptop into the bathroom. Obviously the guy was hoping the female customer would take a shower while in the bathroom :p 
September 12, 2011 4:28:28 PM

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