- Dec 7, 2010
The TPM provides security for Microsoft and “content providers” - there is ZERO benefit to you the user (at least as Microsoft currently describes the “security” aspects). In fact it is much more likely this “security” will actively hurt you the user by arbitrarily locking down parts of your hardware.Actually, the more I learn about TPM, the more I think it's a good idea, BUT it should be optional for DIY builders.
Yes, force Dell and others to sell compliant hardware, but if someone has an older machine and does not want or can't afford a whole new rig, at least give them the option of the new OS.But if it's really that important for security to MS, then fine, I will accept it. I do think the security benefits are substantial.
FWIW and FYI Microsoft tried this same shit over a decade ago: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/12/idiotic_article.html and linked from there: https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/tcpa-faq.html. Luckily back then enough people complained and it didn’t go all the way as Microsoft planned - nowadays? Sounds like most users are on their knees and lubed up to be used instead.