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Microsoft: Internet, PCs Need New Security Model

Apr 22, 2009, 17:03 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Janet Rae-Dupree)

"During a keynote presentation here at the RSA Conference, Charney touted Microsoft's progress with ways of ensuring that applications and other executables are legitimate, like identity systems, code signing, and Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) -- microcontrollers, often based on a PC's motherboard, that store digital certificates, keys and passwords.

"TPMs, especially, are critical in Microsoft's vision of how security needs to develop. While the company has been pushing these technologies for nearly a decade, Charney said he believes that security has reached a point where dealing with it purely on the software side isn't enough."

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