Thursday, December 15, 2005

computer ids

Already over 20 million PCs worldwide are equipped with a tiny security chip called the Trusted Platform Module. The TPM will do something never before seen on the Internet: provide virtually fool-proof verification that you are who you say you are. The TPM chip was created by a coalition of over one hundred hardware and software companies, led by AMD, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft and Sun. The chip permanently assigns a unique and permanent identifier to every computer before it leaves the factory and that identifier can’t subsequently be changed. the thing is will the pc operate without the chip, say if it where removed.

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