Monday January 16, 2017

Google Servers all Contain Custom Security Silicon

I came across a very interesting article over The Register that attempts to digest and summarize this document recently released by Google.

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Revealed last Friday, the document outlines six layers of security and reveals some interesting factoids about the Alphabet subsidiary's operations, none more so than the disclosure that: "We also design custom chips, including a hardware security chip that is currently being deployed on both servers and peripherals. These chips allow us to securely identify and authenticate legitimate Google devices at the hardware level."