Dell to Add Security Chip to PCs

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Thu Feb 3 00:07:38 PST 2005

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 05:30:33PM +0100, Erwann ABALEA wrote:

> Please stop relaying FUD. You have full control over your PC, even if this

Please stop relaying pro-DRM pabulum. The only reason for Nagscab is
restricting the user's rights to his own files.

Of course there are other reasons for having crypto compartments in your
machine, but the reason Dell/IBM is rolling them out is not that.

> 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.

Really? How interesting. Please tell us more.

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