Free Rootkit with Every New Intel Machine

Matt Johnston matt at
Mon Jun 25 22:23:39 EDT 2007

On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 04:42:56PM +1200, David G. Koontz wrote:
>   Apple (mis)uses
> TPM to unsuccessfully prevent OS X from running on non-Apple Hardware.
> All Apple on Intel machines have TPM, that's what 6 percent of new PCs?

To nit pick, the TPM is only present in some Apple Intel
machines and isn't used in any of them. See

Their OS decryption key is just stored in normal firmware,
unprotected AIUI.


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