[funsec] Document tracking by fingerprint scans

Richard M. Smith rms at bsf-llc.com
Sun Feb 19 07:30:50 CST 2006


Your Rights Online <http://yro.slashdot.org/> : DRM Based on Trusted
Computing Chips 

Posted by ScuttleMonkey <http://slashdot.org/~ScuttleMonkey/>  on Sunday
February 19, @06:22AM
from the never-saw-it-coming dept. 
 <http://slashdot.org/search.pl?tid=158>  
An anonymous reader writes "We've always know that Trusted Computing is
really about DRM, but computer makers always denied it. Now that their
Trusted Computing chips are standard on most new PCs, they've decided to
come clean. According to Information Week, Lenovo has demonstrated a
Thinkpad with built-in
<http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2006/02/yes_trusted_com.h
tml> Microsoft and Adobe DRM that uses a Trusted Computing chip with a
fingerprint sensor. Even worse: 'The system is also aimed at tracking who
reads a document and when, because the chip can report back every access
attempt. If you access the file, your fingerprint is recorded.'" 

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