RE: Wild and Crazy: Interview with Palladium's Mario Juarez

2002-07-05 Thread Lucky Green

pasward writes:
 In other words, when the MB is fried because of some freak 
 electrical surge, I'm screwed, because I can't put the HD 
 into another machine and get the data off it?

You will probably need to re-install the OS from CDROM on the new
machine. Which shouldn't be a big problem, since chances are that you
didn't do a large amount of customization on the 3DES encrypted OS
binary, anyway.

As for your application data, you typically should be able to go back to
the application vendor, assuming your maintenance license is current, to
have the vendor re-bind your data file encryption keys to the new TPM. I
am not aware of any such plans for non-user generated data, such as
purchased entertainment content, but then requiring the user to
repurchase such data when changing motherboards is not incompatible with
the content providers' business models.

--Lucky Green


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Re: Wild and Crazy: Interview with Palladium's Mario Juarez

2002-07-02 Thread ji

[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 In other words, when the MB is fried because of some freak electrical
 surge, I'm screwed, because I can't put the HD into another machine
 and get the data off it?

What's wrong with your backups? :-)

This is like a problem Windows already has: if you move a disk onto
different hardware, more often than not you can't boot because the
wrong Hardware Adaptation Layer info is in the disk's boot sector.  At
least you can recover the data by mounting it as a second disk.

/ji

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Re: Wild and Crazy: Interview with Palladium's Mario Juarez

2002-07-02 Thread Jim Hughes

I think his comment is can you cannot backup the key.

Maybe the answer is that the key is in the processor and you must 

1. get a new identity whenever you change processor chips and 

2. that moving disks from machine to machine is not possible, only
plaintext copy.

Seems workable to me :^(




On Tue, 2002-07-02 at 16:08, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  In other words, when the MB is fried because of some freak electrical
  surge, I'm screwed, because I can't put the HD into another machine
  and get the data off it?
 
 What's wrong with your backups? :-)
 
 This is like a problem Windows already has: if you move a disk onto
 different hardware, more often than not you can't boot because the
 wrong Hardware Adaptation Layer info is in the disk's boot sector.  At
 least you can recover the data by mounting it as a second disk.
 
 /ji
 
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Re: Wild and Crazy: Interview with Palladium's Mario Juarez

2002-07-02 Thread Antonomasia


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 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  In other words, when the MB is fried because of some freak electrical
  surge, I'm screwed, because I can't put the HD into another machine
  and get the data off it?
 
 What's wrong with your backups? :-)
 
 This is like a problem Windows already has: if you move a disk onto
 different hardware, more often than not you can't boot because the
 wrong Hardware Adaptation Layer info is in the disk's boot sector.  At
 least you can recover the data by mounting it as a second disk.

What's wrong is the backups are presumably encrypted in a way that requires
the cooperation of MS to read it on a machine other than the originator.

I'm not at all likely to become US president but if I were I'd consider
this an issue worth nuking Redmond for in office hours with no warning.

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Re: Wild and Crazy: Interview with Palladium's Mario Juarez

2002-07-02 Thread jamesd

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On 2 Jul 2002 at 15:45, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 In other words, when the MB is fried because of some freak 
 electrical surge, I'm screwed, because I can't put the HD into 
 another machine and get the data off it?

Only that data that you choose to associate with that specific 
computer.

This is a very useful privacy protecting feature.

Of course another use of that feature, more useful to large 
corporations and less useful to yourself is that those 
corporations can sell you programs and entertainment content that 
can only be read on that machine, and ceases to exist when that 
machines trusted chip is fried -- they can sell you data that will
be associated with that particular computer, even though you would
prefer it not to be so associated. 

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