Computer Security Chip Hacked

The Trusted Platform Module has been hacked. This is the security model behind several computer security products including Microsoft BitLocker and was considered one of the most secure platforms. BitLocker is the disk encryption software used in Vista, Windows 7 and Server 2008.

It took Chris Tarnovsky 6 months to hack the platform and it involved using acid on the chip. Wow, some guys are really determined! Chris talked about the hack at the Black Hat Briefings in Arlington, Va. Read more at ABCNews.

 

~ by D. Dieterle on February 17, 2010.

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