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Vista won’t comply with Trusted Computing standards

by Nikola Strahija on September 11th, 2005 The very standards it helped develop Microsoft is now stepping on. Trusted computing guidelines will not be applied to the next version of Windows, according to noted crypto guru Bruce Schneier.


The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) - which includes Microsoft, Sony, AMD, Intel, IBM, Sun and HP reps - has developed a set of guidelines (Design, Implementation, and Usage Principles for Trusted Platform Module-Based Platforms) which Schneier argues are equally applicable to both hardware and software platforms. But Microsoft is resisting the application of these ideas to Vista, Schneier argues.

-There's something fishy going on. Microsoft is doing its best to stall the document, and to ensure that it doesn't apply to Vista, Microsoft's next-generation operating system, he writes.

Schneier provocative essay on the subject has generated a debate on Slashdot but Microsoft has to clarify its stance on the issue.


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