Page 1 of 1

mobile i7 security

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:30 am
by jyeates
recently got a asus u46e-bal6 with a i7 sandy-bridge processor ... said processor has some decent security hooks in the silicon and i wanted to register said machine with LoJaack. they require a security code (that i assume is tied to the physical chip hardware) on the "included post card" thats is of course missing from my packaging. all staff at point of purchase (best buy) are clueless about matter. so far any contact at asus dosn't know how to handle this.

* anyone know of a utility to pull this code out of the security section of this processor

* any one have similar situation w/resolutions


Re: mobile i7 security

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:23 pm
by Major_A
Correct me if I'm wrong here. Don't you install the software then that creates the unique code? Intel also has their own version of Lojack embedded in the CPU.

Re: mobile i7 security

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:12 am
by jyeates
the security features are built into the intel sandy bridge processor .... to register your machine with a recovery service (LoJaak) you need a unique security identifier ... that identifier is supposed to be provided on a pastcard you can use to activate those services ... that card was missing in my packagaing and seller is clueless about it or how to resolve ... nor has intel support been very helpful

since this is a identifier encoded in the physical there should be some way to query / recover that code string