[clug] "Trusting" a remote machine booting from a CD [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Roppola, Antti - BRS Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Mon Apr 23 00:39:41 GMT 2007

Impossible? Failed? http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Tpm 

Even the XBox360 has proven to be reasonably resliient.

OTOH, anything that needs this sort of effort to secure will probably
warrant a similar effort to break in.

How about a taxi meter style tamper evident case with copper wire and
solder seals? Just be sure to cover any externally accessible interfaces
other than the NIC & CD slot, then start thinking like Bob.

You can never be sure, but you can raise the bar.


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-bounces+antti.roppola=brs.gov.au at lists.samba.org
[mailto:linux-bounces+antti.roppola=brs.gov.au at lists.samba.org] On
Behalf Of Michael Cohen
Sent: Monday, 23 April 2007 10:03 AM
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [clug] "Trusting" a remote machine booting from a CD

You are trying to do the impossible - millions of dollars have gone into
developing similar drm schemes for xbox, ps2, and even windows vista.
They have all failed. (Not to mention their questionable motives...)

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