"I have an older K6-233 pc with a SHIT LOAD of
A real revelation here. (Dick, go ask your 6th
grade teacher what revelation means)
society of disrespect we have......a product of our youth
(like Dick) watching far too much television and
absolutely no parental supervision.
Am I absolutely sure that it can't be hacked? No,
I'm not. It is, as a general rule, easier hack/copy a
security feature emulated by software as opposed to
something wired into the hardware (this from an 'ex' hacker
friend of mine who works in computer security now...)
What we are talking about now is an additional layer
Others have made the point as
well, but the point is everything you described can be
done to you now on the account you're using.
Heck, it used to be even easier. I can remember when
you could find out everything you ever needed to know
about anyone using simple "finger" and "traceroute"
commands. What's worse is the old academic accounts were
typically tied to a SSN (as most Universities were very
lazy about assigning ID's to people).
problem with the P3 ID isn't that suddenly people can be
tracked, but rather the same thing CAN BE DONE NOW! People
just didn't realize it, and are now having to face up
to issues they weren't prepared for.
I also "...find it interesting how you seem to be
some sort of expert on everything..." What is even
more interesting is that you are exactly right when
you deal with those areas where I have specific
Please don't be distressed by the
rantings of someone who brags "...I'm not familiar enough
with this technology to make sweeping statements..."
and never uses one word where three will do.
signal to noise ratio on this board will decrease by an
order of magnitude if you stop posting.
That info is already in all x86 CPUs in the first
32 bit CPU identify number. What PIII does is add an
additional 32 bit unique ID#. It has no info about the chip
AT ALL. Just there to identify the user to anyone
who wants to know and knows how to get it.