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Re: Some thoughts

From: Bas Wijnen
Subject: Re: Some thoughts
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 22:09:19 +0200
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On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 03:40:07PM +0200, Ludovic Court?s wrote:
> > Not that I disprove or dismiss the use of TC for OS verification,
> Just a bit of nitpicking: TC is not about software verification, but
> about software *certification*, i.e., certification by a "certification
> authority".  This is very different.

That may be what it's meant for, but it's not what it does.  What it does is
verification (by means of a signature of a trusted (secret) key on the code).
This verification can (and will) be used for certification, indeed, but the
hardware doesn't actually do that, and could be used for other things if
desired (although I don't see any other use for OS verification).


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