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Trust Linux: Support Available - and then some......
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan 2010, 14:01    Post subject:  Trust Linux: Support Available - and then some......  

Yes! Trust Linux - but what about the hardware??

Did you know about the embedded chip activation????

Or the EU funding of the OpenTC project???

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At the core of the technology is the trusted platform module (TPM), which is a chip that, among other security-boosting features, generates and manages cryptographic keys, verifies the identity of the computer on a network and protects software and data from malicious changes.

Awakening the dormant chip

Many new laptops and increasing numbers of desktop PCs and servers already have TPM chips as standard, while chipmakers such as Intel and AMD have started incorporating the technology directly into their latest generation of processors. However, most TPM chips are currently lying dormant, awaiting activation with the arrival of software that can make use of their enhanced security features.....
The OpenTC project received research funding from the ICT strand of the EU's Sixth Framework programme for research.



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Despite controversy, a bright future

In the past, TC technology has stirred controversy, not least over its potential for abuse by software and hardware makers to restrict what computer users can do and its applications for digital rights management. However, Petautschnig believes the future for trusted computing systems is bright as the technology starts to be seen as an essential tool in the fight against an intensifying onslaught of hack attacks, viruses and spyware bombarding the world's computer users.

"Most people will not know that TC components are running on their computers keeping them safe. Conversely, at present most do not know what information is being leaked and stolen by spyware and viruses running on their machines," Petautschnig notes.


Has that potential for abuse changed?? Big consortia involvement.....

more here

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091127133325.htm

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