Trusted Computing, was Re: install fedora linux
> Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> The Ghost In The Machine wrote:
>>> Oh, the horror. Vista obviously plans to wipe out LILO and GRUB! :-)
>>> Can't be too careful with those non-NTLDR affairs, I guess.
>> Don't laugh. Take a good look at the 'Palladium' DRM tools, which have
>> been renamed to 'Trusted Computing'.[/color]
> Years-old stuff that has been dropped, AFAIK...[/color]
No, "Trusted Computing" is still proceeding. It's apparently not incorporated
commonly into Intel CPU's yet, but it's certainly a default hardware chipset
on a number of modern laptops and desktips.
>> The tools clearly have the capacity
>> to lock the boot loader so that only authorized software can replace it,
>> and to check the authorization for the bootloader in the BIOS and
>> prevent access to any media without the designated boot loader.
>> It's really scary stuff.[/color]
> Never turn your back on M$. You just might get a knife.[/color]
And this one is being done slowly, hoping we don't notice.