What Is Trustworthy Computing?

from the and-what-does-it-mean-for-you? dept

A somewhat rambling article in Salon about what Microsoft means by “trustworthy computing”. The author points out that the real point is to bring attention back to the PC so that everyone feels safe doing everything they do – on the PC. However, he then points out that by centralizing on a single architecture, it’s probably making things less “trustworthy” since there will be only a single point of failure, or a single hole to be found that will open up all machines. He even suggests having Microsoft set up competing projects of its various software applications to make sure that there are different codebases to protect against such things.

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