January 10th, 2003 04:14 AM
Here is something interesting for you guys to read....
AMI has released a new bios that checks its integrity via a special chip
The official announcement can be found here: http://www.ami.com/ami/showpress.cfm?PrID=118
As soon as the PC powers on, AMIBIOS starts a fairly complex process. The BIOS boot block addresses the TPM chip that verifies the BIOS authenticity itself. Then BIOS proceeds to verify the authenticity and integrity of the OS loader and OS kernel.