What makes you so optimistic?
Posted Jan 6, 2012 0:24 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Doctorow: The coming war on general-purpose computation
Parent article: Doctorow: The coming war on general-purpose computation
So far the tendency was to get less secure systems, not more.
Not where people are serious about "trusted computing". 15 years ago game consoles protection was circumvented easily and loophole closure was basically impossible without hardware reissue. 10 years ago you needed to periodically update your modchip - but these problems surfaced rarely and you basically had months of "easy" life separated by weeks of "problematic time" where latest and greatest games were uncopyable. Today on PS3 it's more like weeks if "easy" life (where you can play all available titles) and months-long "problematic times". And network play is basically impossible with pirated software on both XBox360 and PS3!
So it's quite possible to create working "trusted computing" scenario for network-attached computers... and if you'll not be able to physically attach "untrusted" computers to network... nightmare scenario described above is more real then you think..
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