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InfoWorld: Linux Boost Expected for Trusted Computing Scheme

Jan 30, 2003, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)

"Linux-based APIs are on the roadmap of various vendors in support of the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance's (TCPA'S) security initiative, an Infineon Technologies official said at the Platform Conference here on Tuesday.

"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..."

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