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i'm thinking some internal info about the true state of 7/10 nm would be interesting to the lawsuits being filed. not sure it would be admissible but it could shed some light on who knew what and when if those docs are in the breach.
 

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I hope the person who came up with that password isn't responsible for the security of the chips. Lol. But really what a dangerous leak. Tons of government, financial, and corporate computers run on Intel and they already have a tough time with security issues.
 
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Interestingly, the tweeter also notes "If you find password protected zips in the release the password is probably either "Intel123" or "intel123". This was not set by me or my source, this is how it was acquired from Intel."
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Really?
 

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Intel is doing very well recently. Bright future.
I hope Intel will continue to excel until there will be 50-50 market share.
 
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Let me get this straight. Nobody was actually hacked. The anonymous user knew someone that works or worked for a company that had access to this data under NDA.

Yes, its possible that that company got hacked but it was not Intel. Maybe the title of the article should be updated.
 
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Very good point. It looks like someone got a hold of someones login credentials for the partner portal. Not good and nothing to be happy about for sure.

Let me get this straight. Nobody was actually hacked. The anonymous user knew someone that works or worked for a company that had access to this data under NDA.

Yes, its possible that that company got hacked but it was not Intel. Maybe the title of the article should be updated.
 

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It's common to have a backdoor. I worked for a global cold storage facility and the company that did the install use IRS to get into any system they install world wide. Connect user name and password both IRS and boom your in to any system they have ever installed.

How bout AMD.

https://venturebeat.com/2019/09/04/amds-ryzen-boost-clocks-are-a-problem-but-not-for-you/

Also at the end of that link.

Intel grew revenues 20% to $19.7 billion in Q2 2020, but key manufacturing upgrade delayed
Dean Takahashi July 23, 2020 1:28 PM

20% revenue growth= stock holders are happy and could really care less about anything but the money they made.
 
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lol this looks way more oversensationalized by the hackers than it really is. Intel is NOT shivering in fear right now lmfao.

What likely happened was that a computer in the offices of Centerm Information Co, located in the Fujian province of China, got hacked and the NDA files that Intel shared with Centerm got stolen, which is far different from the (cough) crown jewels secrets of Intel's designs being stolen. And it would not surprise me that Intel would provide a zip password of "intel123" to NDA partners as something that is easy to remember.

Being that China has been designing their own CPUs and OS for the past 10+ years now because they no longer trust the CPUs and Microsoft Windows provided by American companies (China is the world's biggest thieves of IP knowledge so they also think all other companies are thieves lol), I seriously doubt Intel is sharing their crown jewels of knowledge with a China company like Centerm. So this is nowhere near as juicy as the hackers like to brag about when they said "the future parts of this leak will have even juicier and more classified stuff ". All tech companies are very aware that NDA information that they share with others is still susceptible to leaks, either purposely or accidentally shared with others, so the really top-secret company-confidential stuff will not get shared to even Intel's closest partners. And Centerm does NOT fall inside Intel's closest ring of trust lmao.

Hackers and scammers always like to brag about stealing stuff that they don't really have. Another example is the "sextortion" emails that thousands of people, including me, have received. In those scam emails, the FAKE hacker says that they installed a virus spyware on my computer after I visited a porn site (FAKE #1) and they recorded videos of me masturbating to porn videos (FAKE #2) that they threaten to publish online unless I pay them hundreds of dollars to their bitcoin account. These sextortion scam emails are likewise filled with boasting about them claiming that they have lots of incriminating videos on me and how powerful the hackers are and how they know that I read their email (FAKE #3 since I never send any read receipts and there is no way to instrument plain-text emails to contain spyware or to manually send a read receipt). This boasting by the Centerm hackers (Intel was not hacked, a computer at Centerm's office in China was hacked) sounds just like the fake sextortion email scammers bragging lol.
 
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I worked for Intel a bit ago and had the infosec working for me. They absolutely didn't anonymously steal this. And I have a fun bit of news for the person who violated their NDA. Everything is watermarked with who downloaded it and when. Hope they have LOTS of time and money.
 
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Interestingly, the tweeter also notes "If you find password protected zips in the release the password is probably either "Intel123" or "intel123". This was not set by me or my source, this is how it was acquired from Intel."
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Really?
Access to this info requires an Intel supplied hardware key on the downloading machine, valid partner logings, etc and if you knew the rest of the layers and layers of security there are, you probably wouldn't find Intel123 to be at all surprising. Further, all these files are watermarked with who and when they were downloaded. So they'll be quite easy to find.
 

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the FAKE hacker says that they installed a virus spyware on my computer after I visited a porn site (FAKE #1) and they recorded videos of me masturbating to porn videos (FAKE #2) that they threaten to publish online unless I pay them hundreds of dollars to their bitcoin account.
Did this video you were unknowingly the star of also costar a frozen gerbil?
 

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Makes you wonder, other Western Companies need to take a HARD look at these partnerships in China and realize that this kind of damage is ALOT more frequent then publically announced and ALL Western Companies should cease business ties with China and move all Supply Chains AWAY from Chinese companies.
 
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Makes you wonder, other Western Companies need to take a HARD look at these partnerships in China and realize that this kind of damage is ALOT more frequent then publically announced and ALL Western Companies should cease business ties with China and move all Supply Chains AWAY from Chinese companies.
There is literally zero reason to assume they lost all this data because of China, China didn't make them have awful* data security ("Intel123, really?")

*Fixed because language violation, oops
 
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The circuitry making software Intel uses its so old. It's technically made to design chips only as small as 42nm and the hardware "silicone printers" are just told to print it at ~1/3 the scale. All because they are too afraid to reconfigure the newer program updates on the Linux VM's out of fear of incompatibilities! Just update your program Intel, maybe?
 

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Did this video you were unknowingly the star of also costar a frozen gerbil?
No, spongiemaster, but I heard that your mother starred in many of those videos, wearing stained and soiled SpongeBob SquarePants underwear. Google your mom's name, "SpongeBob", and "bukkake" if you want to see all those videos of your mother. It seems like your mother gets thousands of Trojan horse intrusions, viruses, and backdoor breaches from hundreds of strangers!
 
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