Ok the lurker posts...

Can someone explain to me why security specialists think this:

"The system uses BitLocker Drive Encryption through a chip called TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in the computer's motherboard."

is going to stop authorities from retreiving data?

I ask this question on the basis of their encrypted hard drive on the old xbox. It supposedly used a secure key so the hard drive couldn't be upgraded, yet this fact didn't slow down the modd scene. Its not as if they are hardware encrypting tightly is it?

Just curious I guess.


On 15/02/06, Steven M. Bellovin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
According to the BBC, the British government is talking to Microsoft
about putting in a back door for the file encryption mechanisms.


                --Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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