Linux boost expected for Trusted Computing scheme

Thursday, 30 January 2003, 2:20 PM EST

The TCPA's plan features a hardware-based scheme to provide for secure communications and e-commerce applications. Founders of TCPA include Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft.

Although TCPA's security initiative is operating system agnostic, the Linux APIs will be created for the group's Trusted Platform Module (TPM), according to Infineon's Mark Stafford, a group manager in the secure mobile solutions division at the company.

According to the TCPA Web site, TPM can store measurements of components of a system and provides protection of information and authentication for individual platforms.

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