Via Technologies to support TPM



March 31st, 2006

[tag]Via Technologies[/tag] has announced that it is planning to support the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) on some of their motherboards.

[tag]TPM[/tag] is supported by both Intel and AMD and it is seen by some as a solution to online identity theft (well, it might be if everyone had it and providing it is robust enough to rely on).  The Lenovo ThinkPad already include a TMP which is used to store encryption keys that lock the data on the system - handy in the event of laptop theft or loss.  Some are also worried that TPM will be used by Microsoft in [tag]Windows Vista[/tag] to [tag]DRM[/tag] content.

No word as yet as to which motherboards will support TPM.

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