[unisog] Trusted Computing (was Safe remote access)
mike.wiseman at utoronto.ca
Wed Jul 27 16:21:03 GMT 2005
With the key logger talk, I'd like to go a little off-topic here and ask about people's
knowledge regarding Trusted Computing: Vista/LaGrande/TPM. Big picture questions aside,
I'm wondering what functionality will be available when Vista is released. HW/SW key
logger detection/prevention, software attestation? These theoretically would go a long way
to improving the security picture. TPM is already available in many products, not sure
about Intel's LaGrande availability.
Computer Security Administration
Computing and Networking Services
University of Toronto
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 08:28:31AM -0500, Gary Dobbins wrote:
>> Anyone tried "Cisco Secure Desktop" for this?
>> A new feature with their VPN concentrators, it purportedly delivers a
>> workspace 'bubble' via a browser, the client-side part of which checks for
>> and attempts to isolate from keyloggers specifically.
>> If it works, seems ready-made for this kind of need.
> One expects the "if it works" is the operant word here. I expect this
> won't find a hardware key logger (although I haven't played with any of them
> I have played with IBM PC keyboard signals before) because if you are inline
> with the keyboard you can invisibly tap off the TTL data signal in to your
> capture buffer and nothing but a physical inspection of the keyboard cable
> (and the internals of the keyboard if the machines owner wants to run the tap)
> will find that. I suspect they mean the various software keyloggers which
> isn't the only threat here.
> Peter Van Epp / Operations and Technical Support
> Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada
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