The Ever Mutating Palladium/NGSCB/(new name here)

Microsoft revisits NGSCB security plan (See Slashdot’s evolving coverage of the story: Microsoft Drops Next-Generation Security Project [updated])

n response to feedback from users and software makers, Microsoft is retooling NGSCB so at least part of the security benefits will be available without the need tor recode applications, Mario Juarez, a Microsoft product manager, said in an interview Wednesday at the vendor’s Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC).

“We’re revisiting the way that the architecture needs to be built in order to accommodate the feedback that we have gotten and provide the broader value that we want the technology to provide,” he said. Microsoft is making changes to NGSCB, but is not discarding previous work or going back to the drawing board, Juarez stressed.

See also The Register’s article: MS Trusted Computing back to drawing board