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There is a way to do this via Google's Native Client. However, executables have to be compiled for this environment explicitely. It is difficult to achieve otherwise (i.e. without a sandbox). DEP can't do this for you, as it only prevents memory segments without the executable flag from being executed. Just think of reading the CPUID, which is a simple ...


Just to make things clear. Seems to me like there's two distinct questions here: "Do I have to trust my manufacturer?" and "Can a TPM be malicious?". Here's some comments about the second one: A TPM just can't do those kind of things, it's a passive/dumb device. It is typically connected via a standard bus (LPC) that doesn't have access to PCI device or ...

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