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The trusted PC: skin-deep security

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1 Author(s)
Huang, A. ; Xenatera Partners, San Diego, CA, USA

Current efforts to secure the PCs traditionally open architecture will give consumers two unattractive choices: They will either have to pay a huge premium for an unwieldy system that employs impenetrable membranes, encrypted buses, and tamper-resistant memory, or they will have to settle for an inferior solution that fails to thwart dishonest users and limits the ability to backup data and interoperate with third-party software. Investing in proven architectural improvements such as guarded pointers and data tags is a more cost-effective and long-overdue alternative.

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Computer  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 10 )