View Full Version : The end of anonymity on the Internet?
15-12-2005, 11:21 AM
Let me see if me gets this right :
1 - You log in - and then it asks you for your pin.
2 - You enter the Pin number and it [pc] keeps it somewhere safe.
3 - The combination of the Trusted Platform Module and your Pin is used to "safely" identify that this transaction is still running on the same machine. This will prevent the whole intercept and pretend problem.
Yea - should provide an extra level of security.
Oh - so - it's just like the chip id that they had like 7 years ago, but nobody bought into.
/me wonders how many ideas are renamed and re-released a year ...
16-12-2005, 06:15 AM
Gee, a Trusted Computing article with an extremely heavy pro-TPM slant on MSNBC, which just happens to be owned by Microsoft, one of the major corporations pushing "Trusted" Computing.
TPM is nothing more than a push by most of the major media and IT corporations to create a huge, cosy effective platform and content cartel whereby they can determine who is allowed to run or view what on a computer and thus lock out competitors (e.g. "untrusted" operating systems like Linux). TC doesn't really provide any benefit to consumers, and doesn't really solve any problems that need solving.
Suggested reading, the TC FAQ: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/tcpa-faq.html
16-12-2005, 12:16 PM
I dunno how MS and trust end up in the same sentence. The first thing they do when you call them for support is check if you have pirated software. Priorities, etc.