IBM bakes security into processors

Researchers at IBM have come up with a way to hard wire encryption technology into a microprocessor, promising a more secure way to store data.

IBM plans to announce availability of the new technology, dubbed Secure Blue, on Monday. The Armonk, N.Y.-based company envisions its idea and technology will be used in digital media players, electronic organizers, cell phones, computers and devices used by the government, medical, and financial services industry.

With Secure Blue, data is encrypted and decrypted as it runs through processor, according to IBM. It is maintained encrypted in the device memory, or RAM. One of the few times data would not be scrambled is when it is actually displayed. IBM bakes security into processors | Tech News on ZDNet

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 10th April 2006 8:44AM