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Computer users face an increased risk from the transmission of viruses in encrypted form, following the launch of a security initiative today. The Trusted Computing Platform Alliance, which is backed by major companies such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Compaq, has . . .
Computer users face an increased risk from the transmission of viruses in encrypted form, following the launch of a security initiative today. The Trusted Computing Platform Alliance, which is backed by major companies such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Compaq, has released a security standard based on the use of a 256-bit IBM encryption chip.

Security consultants agree that a standard that builds security defences into hardware as well as into software makes information systems harder to hack.

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