Monday, June 13

Security chip to limit OS X to Macs - vnunet.com

Security chip to limit OS X to Macs - vnunet.com: "The upcoming Longhorn version of Windows relies on the TPM for a technology dubbed Secure Startup, which blocks access to the computer if the content of the hard drive is compromised. This prevents a laptop thief swapping out the hard drive, or booting the system from a floppy disk to circumvent security features. "


How "pain-in-the-butt" is this going to make forensic analysis?


2 comments:

Pilgrim said...

I'm not sure it will effect forensics really. Yank the drive, image the drive, work from image. Drive is never booted once it is yanked and marked as evidence.

The only catch is if the image has to be booted under OSX. At that point one would need some method of spoofing the TPM ID...which I'm sure someone is already working on.

Pilgrim said...

I'm not sure it will effect forensics really. Yank the drive, image the drive, work from image. Drive is never booted once it is yanked and marked as evidence. The only catch is if the image has to be booted under OSX. At that point one would need some method of spoofing the TPM ID...which I'm sure someone is already working on.