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That's probably right - they must have forgotten about that ...
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 13:21:46 -0400

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From: Randall <rvh40 () insightbb com>
Date: April 10, 2006 11:28:32 AM EDT
To: Dave <dave () farber net>, Dewayne Hendricks <dewayne () warpspeed com>
Subject: That's probably right - they must have forgotten about that ...


(LotoLinks and a few Pics @ the site)

Monday, April 10, 2006 at 11:24 AM EDT
Did Intel Forget to Mention that Palladium/Trusted Computing DRM is
Embedded in New Intel Macs?

April 8, 2006

By Alice Hill

This week the world rejoiced. Mac users could run Windows XP or OSX and
switch between them with the newly released Boot Camp. Not the best
solution (you have to restart the system to switch to the other OS) but
better than software emulation and hey, it’s a start.

Now the bad news. It looks like Intel has embedded “Trusted Computing”
DRM protection in its Infineon chip and forgot to tell people. If you
remember the Sony rootkit uproar, you know this is not small news.

        The basic idea of Trusted Computing is that security on a
        computer is obtained via hardware, through a specific chip
        dedicated exclusively to this task and called Trusted Platform
Module (TPM). It’s a very controversial project, as I wrote four
        years ago. Originally sold as a beneficial security system for
users (which is partially true), trusted Computing and Palladium risk to open the doors to inviolable copy-protection systems and
        to censorship and surveillance issues to unprecedented levels.
The analysis by Electronic Frontier Foundation is inexorable and
        rigorous; although also the IBM refutation is worth reading.
        Source: Masternewmedia

What is Palladium?

        The Next-Generation Secure Computing Base (NGSCB), formerly
        known as Palladium, is a software architecture designed by
        Microsoft which is expected to implement controversial parts of
        their “Trustworthy Computing” concept on future versions of the
        Microsoft Windows operating system. Microsoft’s stated aim for
        NGSCB is to increase the security and privacy of computer
        users[1], but critics assert that the technology will not only
fail to solve the majority of contemporary IT security problems, but also result in an increase in vendor lock-in and a resulting
        reduction in competition in the IT marketplace. Source:

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