33 thoughts on “Trusted Computing? Yes or No

  1. The US Department of Defense defines a "trusted computer" as one you trust not because it's worthy of trust, but because you have to trust it.

  2. This video is really great, explains clearly what's the problem, really good animation. This is worth being on real TV.

  3. Problem with linux is that you have to go through obstacle after obstacle if you want to play/run 90% of programs that are in widespread use. I dont like using winXp, but, atleast its better than vista.


    fyi, caps lock is cruise control for cool

  5. @HWGuyEG
    It exists, my ThinkPad from early 2006 has a TPM (TCPA) chip, which can be switched on or off in BIOS, it's in every Intel Macintosh too. Right now though, it doesn't do much of anything.

  6. Well, it appears that this happened anyway.
    Laptop computers are GLUED together rather than screwed. (They don't trust you with a screw driver, never mind that there can be specialty screws to make sure junior doesn't disassemble the computer.)
    You can't add new hardware to laptop computers or use old storage devices with them. (Windows 8.1 won't recongnize new hardware and goes nuts whenever you try to get it to work with some not so new hardware.  From what I've read this goes all the way back to Vista.)
    You can't migrate your system to a larger storage space. (Some "Restore.dll" error shows up.  At least this is my case.)
    You no longer buy software, you RENT it. (Microsoft Office, any Adobe Product, any Autocad product.  And any older version of these softwares (save for Microsoft) becomes disabled unless you buy the upgraded Rentware version.)
    If there is any better time to migrate to Open Source Software or Linux, now is the time.  The folks at Valve know this so should anyone else who wants to preserve privacy and take back control.

  7. I was hoping for something a bit more informative :/
    and BTW in a computerized world what tools do you have to tell the trustworthiness of software?

  8. Free Software is the only software you should ever trust. If the community can not cooperate to remove malicious features from all of your software, your computer will be used by your software's owners against you.


    People who want more technical details can visit the LibreBoot frequently asked questions, https://libreboot.org/faq/ , but it's more important to understand you should avoid software with owners right down to the metal. Software owners and publishers have openly colluded to bake their malice into your devices. This should be against the law. Hopefully, people will understand the implications before it is too late.

  9. Not a single fact presented, just blatant skepticism with no defense of your arguments… Absolutely useless video and still doesn't explain WHAT trusted computing is.

  10. This video was created more than a decade ago when there have been what (in retrospect) I could call a "mass panic" about the possibility of trusted computing to be enforced on a large scale upon users. Again, in retrospect, this didn't happen the way we feared, but at that time this video was informative and was relevant. Thanks for sharing it!

  11. This is very relevant, has already happened, and can be technically understood by ICT experts or nerds. It's rather theoretic here, but it's 100% real. Just an abstraction.

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