Skip to comments.Built-in backdoor: German govt warns of significant Windows 8 security danger
Posted on 08/25/2013 9:16:51 AM PDT by opentalk
Leaked documents from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) indicate that the organization has become suspicious of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology built into an increasing number of Windows 8 PCs and tablets.
Documents uncovered and leaked by German news outlet Zeit Online found that the German Ministry of Economic Affairs was displaying significant unease with the combined technologies, suggesting the possibility that a backdoor could be created for further covert NSA surveillance operations.
The backdoor in question would allow Microsoft to control the computer remotely. Trusted Computing, a method developed and promoted by the Trusted Computing Group, is nothing new - fears were being aired over its capabilities and potential as early its founding in 1999.
TPM appeared in 2006 as security technology. However, version 2.0 would implant a chip on every single PC, allowing it to control which programs could and couldnt be executed because under Windows 8, there is no override. The users thus basically surrender control over their computers.
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There is no privacy on your computer.
There is no privacy on your telephone.
It’s increasingly apparent that Windows 8 is an IQ test...for the purchaser.
If the TV in your bedroom has a camera in it and is connected to your WiFi, you have no privacy in there as well.
No doubt obtained via TPM ...
But it’s OK. The president is a radical religion of peace-loving marxist black separatist, so it’s OK.
When there’s a Republican president, the media will find time for outrage and that’ll put a stop to it.
One day, people will figure out that Windows isn’t the OS for people who care about their privacy and security. It never has been. It never will be.