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Re: TPM support status ?

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: TPM support status ?
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:13:15 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 10:27:59PM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> >> Right, but we're defending the rights of the legitimate owner of that
> >> device,
> >> which doesn't have to be the same as the end user (e.g. kiosk).
> >
> > I don't see how you're defending the owner's rights. If the owner wants to
> > lock down the device then they should be able to.
> kiosks are physically protected

I can lock devices just fine without ressorting to appointing someone else as
manager of my crypto chain.

TPM itself does *nothing* to lock down devices.  If using a TPM for this
purpose is more convenient, that's only because of artificial reasons.

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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