Trusted Computing for Mac OS X

Remember last year when it first became known that Apple’s Intel hardware was equipped with TPM “trusted computing” hardware, and a bunch of ninnies called it the beginning of the end?

The TPM hardware is in fact present on shipping Intel-based Macs, but according to Amit Singh, Apple isn’t using it. Singh has written and released an open source driver for the TPM hardware, along with this documentation and executive summary of how it works. I love the way that Singh doesn’t just publish the software, but takes the time to explain it in such detail.

Wednesday, 1 November 2006