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What price for 'trusted PC security'? (18 Mar 2005)
Full support for the trusted computing specification will not be available from Microsoft until the next release of Windows, "Longhorn".

This will include what Microsoft, in a typical act of obscurantism, calls the "Next Generation Secure Computing Base", and it will give user-level programs access to the trusted computing hardware.

When that happens we can expect to see a lot of publicity around the new capabilities, and no doubt the Windows security centre will encourage users to turn on their trusted computing capability just as they turn on their firewall.

However there is a downside to the increased security from viruses, spyware and data theft that this will provide.
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