Back doors? No WAY!
German Federal Government Warns on the Security Dangers of Windows 8
22 August 2013
The problem revolves around the upcoming Trusted Platform Module v 2.0 developed by the US-dominated Trusted Computing Group, which cannot be deactivated by the user. The concern is that this provides a back door for Microsoft, and by extension, for the NSA.
TPM is a chip that provides control over what software can or cannot run on the computer. The argument is that this provides a high level of user security and industry digital rights management. If only good software is allowed, bad software (such as malware and illegally downloaded videos and software) cannot run. The current version of TPM is selectable – the user can choose to opt in or opt out of its use.
The problem with version 2.0 is…
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