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(Some Guy)   What do Microsoft, the NSA and the Chinese have in common? If you're using Win 8, the answer may be closer than you think   (testosteronepit.com) divider line 31
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2013-08-22 11:35:18 AM
5 votes:
What crap.  TPM is just an encryption/trust module. It doesn't magically open a back door to your PC.  Software interfaces with it for cryptographic functions and identity verification to protect data.  With or without it, you are at the mercy of any OS that runs on your box.  Microsoft can't do anything on your computer with TPM any more than it can do without it.
2013-08-22 10:35:12 AM
3 votes:
It's not a backdoor, it's not new, it's not unique to Windows 8, your blog sucks and the submitter is an inbred retard.

There are plenty of valid criticisms of and concerns over TCG standards and this article makes no attempt to lay out any of them. Instead, bullshiat like this serves only to inoculate people against those arguments by first fatiguing them with this kind of head-spinning baloney.
2013-08-22 10:44:41 AM
2 votes:
If they have to put "trusted" in the title, it probably shouldn't be trusted.
2013-08-22 10:37:43 AM
2 votes:
As reliable a source like "testosterone pit" is, this appears to be nonsense. I'm not really a fan of TPM's just because they add complexity and I don't expect them to really solve the problems they try to solve, but there is zero evidence (including in this article) that they can be used for surveillance.
2013-08-22 09:37:06 AM
2 votes:
Hey guys, what's going on?
/posted from Linux
2013-08-22 09:33:59 AM
2 votes:
Everyone does realize that this trusted platform has existed since Vista correct?
2013-08-22 08:29:34 AM
2 votes:
Another reason for me to f*cking hate thate abboration of an OS
2013-08-22 12:47:07 PM
1 votes:
It's FUD season!
i18.photobucket.com
2013-08-22 12:31:55 PM
1 votes:

NateAsbestos: Aquapope: XP Pro -  that's the good stuff.
Actually, I should bite the bullet and see what Linux is all about and if it's more hassle than it's worth.

Jesus man, upgrade to SOMETHING! Vista is an improvement over XP at this point


NO.

Vista is NOT. It is a neverending exercise in frustration. No way, nohow. Windows 7? Yes. Vista? Not ever. I'd rather go back to Windows 98.
2013-08-22 12:14:37 PM
1 votes:

stampylives: good thing you didn't link one of the many reputable sites reporting this, and instead gave the us a link to someplace called testosteronepit.com.  i mean, when people want credible news and see some crap like businessinsider.com, they always think, "gee, this would seem a lot more reasonable if the site sounded like a url from dick enhancement spam."


Yeah, how awful it is when you have to decide for yourself if something is true or not.
2013-08-22 12:01:53 PM
1 votes:
good thing you didn't link one of the many reputable sites reporting this, and instead gave the us a link to someplace called testosteronepit.com.  i mean, when people want credible news and see some crap like businessinsider.com, they always think, "gee, this would seem a lot more reasonable if the site sounded like a url from dick enhancement spam."
2013-08-22 11:35:35 AM
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: Whatthefark: I remember hearing about this with Windows 98\2000.



Yep, it took a while but it happened like many of us said.


Really? "It" happened? What exactly happened?

This article is fud.
2013-08-22 11:22:29 AM
1 votes:
Seems legit.  I get all my tech news from Testosterone Pit
2013-08-22 11:13:25 AM
1 votes:

cman: uber humper: cman: AdamK: so at what point do companies start dropping windows because it's to blame for corporate sabotage and spying? i mean governments love probing individual people but as soon as there's a $ loss to all of this then time to throw it all out the window

And replace it with what?

Linux is a joke and Apple is expensive as shiat, and not everyone can make a hackintosh

We're stuck with it

Have you used in Linux distros latley? What's the joke about it? The majority of the web is running on it right now, along with about 1/3 1/2 smart phones.

Yes I have used it recently. Its still a joke. Until Linux has uniformity then Linux will be a joke.

Android is based on Linux, but guess what? Its uniformity amongst devices, which can be problematic, isn't as bad as trying to fix an Ubuntu problem with instructions for Arch Linux.


If you NEED a click-and-drool, you better stick with OSX.

/Apps that a moron would use all have major distro specific instructions
//although, I did just had a hard time installing Scrivener on Fedora 64
2013-08-22 10:49:59 AM
1 votes:

corq: WTFDYW: HAd to purchase a new computer. Windows7 install would have cost me a bunch more money. Went ahead and bit Windows8 figuring I'd get used to it.

I did not get used to it. It blows dog. I will NEVER like this shiat.

Ubuntu/Mint/Xubuntu/Lubuntu -  LibreOffice and Steam for linux, if you have to have games. USB stick and a 20 minute download of the bootdisk is your best friend. PS4 is right around the corner if you find you still hate gaming under linux...

If you need to remote to a windows PC elsewhere, there are RDP/VNC clients and Juniper/CIsco/Citrix vpn clients for linux for most work environments you might have to reach from home.

/Windows-free home network over 5 years now


I am being serious when I say this: a Hackintosh is the best of everything

You don't have to worry about the security problems with Windows, and, OS X has a decent amount of games out there. WINE works very well. Not only that, Parallels, a virtual machine program, is the best VM out there out, period.
2013-08-22 10:48:34 AM
1 votes:
skozlaw: It's not a backdoor, it's not new, it's not unique to Windows 8, your blog sucks and the submitter is an inbred retard.

damn, son. cut back on your caffeine intake
2013-08-22 10:48:24 AM
1 votes:

IdBeCrazyIf: Arsten: Run tpmadmin.msc and click "Turn TPM Off" in the action list. You need the password (Check your owners manuals), but it disables the hardware. Some BIOSes have an option to turn it off.

I always figured there had to be a way to turn it off since there is also an option for it in group policy. If group policy can change it in an enterprise environment then it should be available to the home user as well, albeit through esoteric means at times.

uber humper: Switch to Linux is not a huge one, just do it.

I've been dragging my feet because I'm addicted to MechWarrior Online


Wine allows you to run Windows programs inside of Linux -- not all but quite a few.
Found this off a quick google search:   http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/69026-running-mechwarrior-online-in -w ine-1516/ You'd want to check the wine database to make sure current version is compaitable

Also, you could make a windows Virtual Machine.

There is a learning curve, but if you have even the slightest DIY mindset you'll figure out how to figure things out pretty quickly.
2013-08-22 10:42:19 AM
1 votes:
It must be true, I read it on the intarwebs!!

Dipshiat author.  TPM can be used to determine what can NOT run on a computer.  We've gone from 'everything can run' to 'everything but this'.  So if Microsoft is in cahoots then nothing has changed.  If they are not then things got safer.  Logic are hards.
2013-08-22 10:34:45 AM
1 votes:
When I think of serious news, I always go to sites that look worse than an Alex Jones ripoff
2013-08-22 10:30:09 AM
1 votes:
TPM chips can be disabled in the BIOS of every computer that I have encountered.

We just did a full deploy of Bitlocker on our site and a lot of the time the TPM's were not only disabled by default but needed a BIOS upgrade just to get working.

That said, I expect all newer laptops will have them working by default.
2013-08-22 10:22:10 AM
1 votes:
What's funny is, in China and Russia, you are not allowed to import PC's with a TPM chip. We had to ship all of our employees USB thumb drives in order for them to use BitLocker. This is all WIN7, we haven't considered rolling out WIN 8.

Going to have to check my wife's new laptop and see if it is running TPM 2.0. Man, there has got to be a way to disable it in the BIOS
2013-08-22 10:12:26 AM
1 votes:
I remember hearing about this with Windows 98\2000.
2013-08-22 10:03:36 AM
1 votes:
You're farked no matter what Windows OS you use. Unless you never heard of Patch Tuesdays used by Microsoft to plug all the holes they keep finding in all their operating systems. I doubt W7 is more secure from snooping than W8 is.
2013-08-22 10:01:56 AM
1 votes:

sno man: IdBeCrazyIf: sno man: IdBeCrazyIf: Everyone does realize that this trusted platform has existed since Vista correct?

Except you could turn it off before the failed abortion that is 8.

I haven't looked but I was under the impression that it is enabled by default but can if needed still be disabled since in rare instances you could brick your motherboard using it.

I'm no expert, but do have a fair bit of experience with various versions of windows and I haven't found the off switch yet...


Run tpmadmin.msc and click "Turn TPM Off" in the action list. You need the password (Check your owners manuals), but it disables the hardware. Some BIOSes have an option to turn it off.
2013-08-22 09:50:20 AM
1 votes:

WTFDYW: HAd to purchase a new computer. Windows7 install would have cost me a bunch more money. Went ahead and bit Windows8 figuring I'd get used to it.

I did not get used to it. It blows dog. I will NEVER like this shiat.


classicshell.net

You're welcome.
2013-08-22 09:41:44 AM
1 votes:
I'm really liking Kubuntu Linux. They make a version that you can install on a USB stick which you can boot off of, without making any changes to your computer. It also gives you an option at startup to install to your hard drive (either a complete OS replacement or a dual boot.)
2013-08-22 09:38:22 AM
1 votes:

IdBeCrazyIf: Everyone does realize that this trusted platform has existed since Vista correct?


Except you could turn it off before the failed abortion that is 8.
2013-08-22 09:36:18 AM
1 votes:
Wish this article had more info on what kind of hardware has the physical chip, over what time frames.

/Windows 7
//Fark Windows 8
2013-08-22 09:35:13 AM
1 votes:
Why would we trust the Germans, they bombed Pearl Harbor.
2013-08-22 09:31:54 AM
1 votes:
Anyone who is surprised please raise your left hand.
2013-08-22 09:31:34 AM
1 votes:
Testosterone Pit sounds like a great name for a strip club.
 
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