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Intel Unveils Anti-Theft Core vPro Processors

Written on March 09, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Stolen laptop? Though we might not be able to track where it is, we can do a system lockdown through a simple SMS. What are we talking about? We're talking about the Intel Core vPro processor.

Nothing says “you’re screwed” more than having your laptop, tablet or desktop containing corporate and private data lost or stolen. Intel is right on the case for those scenarios as they’ve unveiled its second-generation Core vPro processors which allows you to disable a lost or stolen unit through an encrypted SMS over a 3G network. Should the unit and system miraculously comes back, then another SMS can unlock it. The Core vPro is available on Intel’s new Core i3, i5, and i7 business chips. And no, the technology to track your stolen laptops still hangs in the air.

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