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Saturday, November 15, 2003
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My colleague Seth Schoen has written an audacious article for Linux Journal in which he calls on the architects of "Trusted Computing" [TCPA|TCG|Palladium|NGSCB] systems -- which ostensibly solve some of the Internet's security problems by adding cryptographicallly secured tamper-detection to the hardware of the commodity PC -- to add a feature that he calls "Owner Override."

Trusted Computing proposals have drawn fire as tools for lock-in and other anti-competitive strategies; Seth's Owner Override allows the owner of a computer to override the Trusted Computing security when it is in her own interest.

Link (via Vitanuova)
[Boing Boing Blog]

Hmm.. Wonder how long it will be before some cracker comes up with a way to subvert the "Owner Override".

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Tags:: Security
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