IBM's new security chip 'one of the most paranoid devices on the planet'

Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 1:19 AM EST

IBM researchers say that unless the encryption function is performed by a computer's central processing unit, a savvy hacker can tap into the pathway between the machine's brain and the separate encryption engine.

To guard against that, IBM has developed "SecureBlue" — a set of encryption circuitry that can be integrated into any processor, regardless of its manufacturer. "This thing is trying to be one of the most paranoid devices on the planet," said Charles Palmer, IBM's head security researcher.

At USA Today.

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