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

Roppola, Antti - BRS Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Mon Apr 23 02:23:43 GMT 2007

Tony wrote: 

> Yeah, I thought of this.  The issue is more protecting the data that 
> the machine will have access to.

Assuming a SETI at Home sort of thing were 3rd parties make changes to your
data, build enough redundancy to implement parity and wear the
inefficiency of having each portion calculated several times?

Keep changes in a revision control system, conduct random checks on a
subset of calculations and roll back any transaction that smell?

Once upon a time, the only way my bank would let me do online banking
was to download a huge, statically compiled lump. Presumably for similar
reasons. Interesting that they gave up on that idea.


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