[KLUG Advocacy] Next Generation Secure Computing Base (NGSCB)

magoo mag00 at voyager.net
Fri Jul 8 21:32:37 EDT 2005

Jamie McCarthy's prediction arrives about the time that he said it would.
Secure Platform Computing... by any other name, hardware based security.
Microsoft and Intel have repackaged Palladium.  We can hope this tactical
move is thwarted by people switching to already secure alternative OS's.

Microsoft's Next Generation Secure Computing Base (NGSCB) formerly 
known as Palladium (check out www.microsoft.com/ngscb).   A few 
months ago at the WinHEC trade show, Microsoft released in-depth 
information regarding NGSCB (pronounced ing-scub)

The "Trusted Platform Module" or TPM, which is a chip that stores unique 
platform information and encryption keys, and includes a random number 
generator for encryption algorithms. LaGrande is hardware-based protection, 
and it raises the overall level of protection significantly.


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