The spy in your new computer

By the end of this decade, a TPM spy chip will almost certainly be part of your desktop, laptop and even cell phone. So says Michael Rogers in an MSNBC story which states more than million PCs worldwide already have the "tiny security chip called the Trusted Platform Module, although it is as yet rarely activated".

Or as Bill Thompson put it, "If you’ve recently bought an IBM ThinkVantage computer, or a Dell Optiplex, or one of a whole range of laptops from Toshiba, HP/Compaq or Samsung then you may have got more for your money than you realised. - the original daily p2p and digital media news site

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 16th December 2005 2:29AM