Dell to Add Security Chip to PCs

Jay Sulzberger jays at
Wed Feb 2 22:13:41 PST 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Erwann ABALEA wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Trei, Peter wrote:
>> Seeing as it comes out of the TCG, this is almost certainly
>> the enabling hardware for Palladium/NGSCB. Its a part of
>> your computer which you may not have full control over.
> Please stop relaying FUD. You have full control over your PC, even if this
> one is equiped with a TCPA chip. See the TCPA chip as a hardware security
> module integrated into your PC. An API exists to use it, and one if the
> functions of this API is 'take ownership', which has the effect of
> erasing it and regenerating new internal keys.
> -- 
> Erwann ABALEA <erwann at> - RSA PGP Key ID: 0x2D0EABD5

After TCPA systems are the only systems for sale at CompUSA, how long
before this off switch is removed?  All agree we live in a time of crisis;
require of all of us an attestation of faith and obedience greater and more
secure than present hardware can convincingly convey.


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