7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2011 8:14 AM by functionalitytest

    Identity Protection Technology - technical specification?




      I have read this interesting blog post by Bruno

      http://communities.intel.com/community/openportit/vproexpert/blog/2011/03/08/identity-protection-built-into-the-chip and several announcements from the INTEL newsroom about the Identity Protection Technology coming out now with the second generation of core i3/5/7 chips.

      Until now I haven't found any exact technical specifications. It is said that IPT uses the same algorithms as for hardware tokens and also supports challenge response protocols.

      My major question is however how does a website like ebay or paypal knows the secret with which this "hardware-token-on-a-chip" is initialized with. Is there some kind of central service providing this information for website owners?

      Could someone please give a little more insight about that topic?


      I appreciate any comments and information related to that topic.


      Thanks for your help.