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Re: TPM support status ?

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: TPM support status ?
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:15:37 +0200

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Michael Gorven<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 04:01:39PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
>> Can you give a reason not to provide the owner with any of:
>>  - A printed copy of the private key corresponding to the chip he paid
>> for.
> Not really, although not having any trace of the private key reduces the
> chance of it being stolen. I find this point kind of moot though because the
> chip can be reset completely -- you don't need the private key.
burn it if you want so
>>  - A button in the back of the chip that disables "hostile mode" and makes
>>   it sign everything that was asked for (so-called "owner override")
> Because that would not make it secure from physical access.
there are ways to securily disable the button if it's needed.

Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko

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