Intel to Buy McAfee in $7.68 Billion Deal

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  1. Malcontent

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    Wow I cannot believe it. :eek:

    Thanks.
     
  4. 3GUSER

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    Intel uses McAfee technologies to protect its computers and servers and because of the recent McAfee false positive which also caused some trouble to Intel , they just want to make sure that this won't happen again and decided to take the "problem" into their hands :D They can afford it :D :D :D

    Perhaps Intel is going to invest into the security solutions.
     
  5. SweX

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    This is a surprising step by Intel, though not the vendor I would have bought anyway:D
     
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    Pretty much what I was thinking.
     
  7. lodore

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    Maybe McAfee will be good soon.
     
  8. drakester

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    Shocking indeed.

    I would have bought elsewhere. :argh:
    Here's hoping that under Intel's control we might get a quality product in the future.
     
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    The interesting thing for me is too what extent Intel can/will put security logic into chips in the future.

    Just imagine security logic in the hardware! Immune from tampering!

    I already have a hardware FW I have set up inside my router!
     
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    Now with help from Intel, McAfee can be pre-installed on almost every new PC for world domination :p
     
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    Intel acquiring McAfee might prompt HP to once again think about acquiring Symantec -- a rumor that has circulated previously.

    It could happen.
     
  12. SweX

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    Hmm acquiring Symantec won't be cheap at all:eek:
     
  13. funkydude

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    Wow, the professional company swallower get swallowed, interesting.

    This comment on neowin sums up my feelings.

     
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    THank goodness. Now maybe mcafee can be developed a little more. If they can reduce the system load and fine tune artemis it may be pretty good.
     
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    Let's hope that's not the only thing that happens. Let's also hope that the deceiving e-mails also end. McAfee is known to give false security alerts to people via e-mail, if somehow they got a person's e-mail.

    CAUTION! YOUR SYSTEM MAY NOT BE SECURE.... BUY OUR CRAP, PLEASE!

    :D

    Anyway, at least it wasn't a security company buying another security company. One of these days computer security software will be restrained to just 2 vendores... Then one will be swallowed by the other. ;)
     
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    W O W :D :argh: :p

    Guys are we going to get the first HARDWARE ANTIVIRUS ? :doubt: o_O :blink: :ninja:
     
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    My bet is that Intel wanted a recognized name. Norton was probably too much, others not as known, so McAfee it was.

    I think that Intel has some code base that works with thier chips that they think can be of great use in the anti virus area. I don't know if they will put it on chips, unless it is flash or something that can be updated. Sounds to me more like Intel already has something working, and they just need the machine of McAfee to implement and distribute it. I can't see spending that kind of money just to get into the AV game, especially considering McAfee is not even that great at what it does, without some sort of trick card up the sleeve.

    Sul.
     
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    Well it's a lot of $ they are spending. Given Intel isn't dumb they have reasons for this purchase.

    Certainly any signatures or other variable security data that changes by the second they would never freeze into a chip.

    BUT the logic to retrieve those latest and greatest definitions could be in the hardware.
     
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    Hi Sul:

    Won't take your bet because you have a good chance of being right.:thumb:
     
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    Sorry but when I tried your link it was blocked by my PeerBlock lists.:'(

    Is zemana the keylogger blocker vendor?
     
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    AAAaaaaaaaagggghhhhhhnnnnggghhhh... NO! :eek:
     
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    It appears that the business community is wondering about the wisdom of Intel’s acquisition...

     
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    It doesn't make a lot of sense to me either at this time. The future will tell. another issue is that the more these security firms are bought up by anybody, whether that be Intel, Symantec or someone else, the less choice there is out there for customers.
     
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    If so, I'll probably stick using AMD hardware.

    This deal doesn't make any real sense to me. Maybe McAfee will become better now though, it hasn't been that good at protecting it's users although it sure has had the resources for doing so.
     
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