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A Trusted Open Platform
July 2003 (vol. 36 no. 7)
pp. 55-62
Paul England, Microsoft
Butler Lampson, Microsoft Research
John Manferdelli, Microsoft
Marcus Peinado, Microsoft
Bryan Willman, Microsoft

Although administrators can configure a system to restrict access to resources, in a mass-market setting they cannot be sure of the kernel's integrity. The commercial need for an open software and hardware architecture leads to huge and complex operating systems. A single programming error or intentional back door in this code base can open the way for an attack that renders the access-control system ineffective.

The authors describe Microsoft?s next-generation secure computing base, a system that offers robust access control through mechanisms for code authentication.

Citation:
Paul England, Butler Lampson, John Manferdelli, Marcus Peinado, Bryan Willman, "A Trusted Open Platform," Computer, vol. 36, no. 7, pp. 55-62, July 2003, doi:10.1109/MC.2003.1212691
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