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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    You are Owned

    Further strengthening PC security, Intel VT allows for separate independent hardware-based environments inside a single PC so IT managers can create a dedicated, tamper-resistant service environment or partition where particular tasks or activities can run independently, invisible to and isolated from PC users.
    http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news.php?newsId=3143

    <tinfoil hat>Doesn't it sound as though the much hated TPM module
    has finally come of age and is now headed for a computer near you?</tinfoil hat>
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    Hey, RC~ old chap...........................

    So long as the OWNER of the machine is the "IT Manager" of it, I do not see a problem?

    More or less like those EEPROM chips in laptops?

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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    So long as the OWNER of the machine is the "IT Manager" of it
    I know the article said that, but from what I understand, this isn't really
    the case. Of course I've been round and round with certain members
    on this debate, but I believe that the contents of that "secure" area
    is inaccessible to you even if you are the owner and administrator
    of the box, otherwise it wouldn't be "secure" for long, eh?
    Oh well. Time will tell.
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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    True,

    I would have no problem with an administrator managed and configurable facility. That is not much different from the "hidden" diagnostic and recovery partitions on some OEM kit?

    What one wonders about is what "else" might be in there
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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    Originally posted here by nihil
    What one wonders about is what "else" might be in there
    Porn and lot's of it.

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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    Hi fronties~

    You mean I will need a 2 terrabyte hidden drive

    RC~ and I were thinking more along the lines of DRM/TPM/Safe Computing......................... following the Sony BMG affair and looking at what MS are getting into, it does make you wonder?

    Intel are under pressure from AMD and I believe that the Chi***e will be putting them both to the test fairly shortly. It is not unusual for old market leaders under pressure to do things that might not be in the "best interests" of their customers?

    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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