[clug] A most interesting read, most interesting

Sam Couter sam at couter.id.au
Wed Dec 27 19:52:32 GMT 2006

Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org> wrote:
> A few points: even in the ideal DRM protected monitor, there will be a
> point where the data is unencrypted. Solder a few wires and start
> recording.

Approved monitors will have the vulnerable circuits cast in epoxy, or
use other measures to make it physically very difficult to do this.

> At the end of the day, the OS has to take it on faith that the path is
> actually secure, because there's no way to actually check. Put Windows
> in a virtual machine and you can convince it the world is flat.

That's what Trusted Computing is all about. Hardware that authenticates
itself to the operating system.
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