Linked by fran on Wed 26th Jan 2011 21:35 UTC
Intel "Intel's chief technology officer says the chip maker is developing a technology that will be a security game changer. Justin Rattner told Computerworld on Tuesday that scientists at Intel are working on security technology that will stop all zero-day attacks."
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Comment by Stratoukos
by Stratoukos on Wed 26th Jan 2011 21:56 UTC
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Our new technology will stop zero-day attacks.

all zero-day attacks.
*raises pinky*

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Smart TV
by fran on Wed 26th Jan 2011 22:54 UTC
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Intel is becoming a big player in the smart tv market and smart tv's has became a new frontier of vulnerability.

It's a guess but I think this hardware layer of protection wont be OS dependent, making it usable on all the different platforms, giving it's hardware maximum market exposure.
Hopefully it will also help on the server (xeon) side of things.

AMD is also working on this and has implemented enhanced virus protection with Windows and this might also be in continuing development.

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Double negative?
by Fergy on Thu 27th Jan 2011 07:56 UTC
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Rattner said Intel researchers were working on the new security technology before the company moved to buy security software maker McAfee. However, he said that doesn't mean that McAfee might not somehow be involved.

I have a hard time with that last sentence. Would I be right in translating it like this:
"However, he said that does mean that McAfee might somehow be involved."

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i wonder
by antonone on Thu 27th Jan 2011 08:05 UTC
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If it'll be this guy behind this game-change, then I don't think they'll actually change anything:

I think the guy at some point had the TV and Computer words mistaken, although I might be wrong since I didn't watch everything ;)

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quantum jump ey?
by jessta on Thu 27th Jan 2011 10:26 UTC
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"We're going to see a quantum jump in the ability of future devices"

Good to know the changes will be the smallest possible.
People should stop using the word quantum when they obvious don't understand what it means.

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RE: quantum jump ey?
by Stratoukos on Thu 27th Jan 2011 13:30 UTC in reply to "quantum jump ey?"
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They, and everyone else who is using this term, are using it correctly. Quantum jump or quantum leap refers to atomic electron transition, which is the transition of an electron from one energy level to another without passing through the intermediate energy level (IANAQP but that's my understanding).

What this phrase means figuratively is that some change, while not necessarily big, is abrupt. So when he says:

We're going to see a quantum jump in the ability of future devices, be them PCs or phones or tablets or smart TVs, to defend themselves against attacks.

he means that the devices' ability to defend themselves will be so much greater, that it will seem like we skipped a few generations and we went directly to that awesome level of ability he describes. Sensationalistic, but semantically correct.

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by Radio on Thu 27th Jan 2011 13:02 UTC
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If real, doesn't that mean also undefeatable DRM and no jailbreak? I'm worried.

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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Thu 27th Jan 2011 19:11 UTC
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Hardware buffer overflow protection?

I mean, it’s only been around since the early days of
computing, it was just too expensive to put in desktops. Big iron like the System 360 / AS400 had all kinds of security / stability built into the silicon. It’s a real shame it’s taken such a long time to reach the consumer.

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marketing crap
by baryluk on Sat 29th Jan 2011 01:38 UTC
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I do not see how it can be done in anyway. I would even think that it is impossible, especially impossible when compatibility with existing software for this ancient architecture is still needed.

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