Whatever happened to… Intel's processor serial number?

Little storm in big teacup

Remember all the fuss about Intel's processor serial number back at the beginning of the year when The Processor Formerly Known As Katmai was launched? Gone a bit quiet, hasn't it? A quick trawl around the web failed to reveal anything going on at all. Even Zero Knowledge Systems, the Canadian outfit that tried to cash in on the initial paranoia, seems to have gone quiet. No US states appear to have banned TPFKAK, as threatened back in February/March, so was the whole thing a storm in a teacup, as The Register claimed all along? Or have the men in black simply disappeared everyone who complained? We may never know. ® Here's your chance to flame Pete Sherriff, if PSN still gets your goat.

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