Would you trust Bill Gates to build a reliable system?

Trustworthy computing may be a contradiction in terms, but it is a concept that is being taken increasingly seriously

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Trustworthy computing may be a contradiction in terms, but it is a concept that is being taken increasingly seriously by an industry labouring under the burden of a rising tide of very public breakdowns and security glitches.

The idea is simple enough: all computers, irrespective of their environment, should be trusted to deliver a secure and reliable service, analogous to that provided by power or telephone utilities. At present, there are major flaws in computing environments. The Internet itself, by far the most connected of all computing environments, is well known for its lack of security and privacy, and often reliability as well.

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