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Source: eWeek - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Host Security Once purely a business desktop feature, Trusted Platform Modules are on the verge of a population explosion which will see them proliferate inside consumer PCs, servers and possibly even cell phones over the next few years.

The chips, which serve as tiny lockboxes that store passwords or encryption keys in hardware and thus make PCs harder to hack, have been available in business-oriented desktops and notebooks since IBM Corp. first rolled them out in 1999.

Now, a series of developments have created the right climate for TPM to proliferate, observers say.

These include the creation of open TPM (Trusted Platform Module) specifications that helped lower module costs and foster greater software development; Microsoft Corp.'s decision to rely on TPM modules for security in its Windows Vista operating system; and businesses' and consumers' growing concerns about data security.

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