Anti-Theft, Security in Transactions and Encryption RRS feed

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    I know Microsoft, has a big influence on the standards by which the machines are built and designed, this includes CPUs Power Supplies, even Video and Sound Cards, as well as file formats.  It's just a rule of thumb that you hold conventions, and discuss a new class, or format, so that everyone is on the same page.  This is for the CPU designers, Memory, any chip manufacturer or chip set in the future.  All serial numbers must be both written and electronically programmed into the chips.  It can be easy, by adding a single ID Chip to a RAM, or even a CPU.  What it makes it a an ID chip, is it has a XOR function involved for the first or last, or just 8 bits.  It always compares commands to the XOR bits, and you can write ones into those locations.  But, once you have, you cannot write to the location where the serial number is written and the XOR function, blocks it.  If there's all zeros there, you can write too any memory location but, once you've flashed that area of the memory, you cannot re-write the serial number.  So, it's just a chip, that accepts a few serial commands, it's a general USB chip, tiny.  The reason too use this chip, is the laws that center on serial numbers as a rule, and electronically writing them in a way that prevents them from changing or being changed is important.  Here's why, a manufacturer can make as many chips as they can test, in testing, write the serial number as a part of the process.  As a result a bank, can send a piece of software, and ask for serial numbers from the system, just like with a Hard Drive, or a 486 CPU, and a few MMX chips.  But, when you include fast memory, hard drives, sound cards, video cards, chip sets, and don't care if they get mixed up, it just goes to add to how unique the whole series of numbers are for a system.  On the assembly line, it doesn't matter which order, it matters compatiblity, and functionality, not who made it, just that it includes a serial number written electronically that can be looked up.  The manufacturer has the advantage of finding unreleased serials via the internet and cloud computing, and keeping lists of released serials.  It helps to stop piracy of manufactured electronics.  Anyone pirating, would almost need to buy a chip, to pirate a chip.  The cloud, the internet, and commands that are built into windows, can stop it at the winsock form communicating on the internet due to pirated hardware or software.  Serial numbers are that important.  People place CDs, DVDs into a computer to view or listen too them, and a duplicate serial, will keep that from playing on a computer that's linked too the internet, and alert the manufacturer, and allow them to spark and investigation into where the pirates are operating from.  Video Games, you can report them stolen from your console, or lost, and should be able to get a free copy, when they disable a copy because, that serial number, was lost, or stolen.  If try to play it on a machine that is linked too the internet or Xbox's servers for updates and things of that nature or network games, reporting it stolen or lost prevents it from being played on another Xbox.

    Basically, the list of serial numbers accumulated from a machine make it unique, and that's all about an IP address.  It's just a way of making sure a server is talking too the right machine.  All of these serials, can be used as a security feature in banking transactions because, the standard can work all the way too the top and include the servers, and they can use those encrypted serials instead of IP addresses to insure that they are talking too each other.  It's the general IP handshake but, using serials for unique identification.  As a result of a programmer's rule of thumb to request serials from hardware, more of a plug n play approach, like RAM ID, HD ID, Video ID, Video Chipset ID, etc. the whole machine, the bank sends software, and encryption algorithm, and when you log on, they ask you to install their software, or send an applet.  A compiled piece of code that ask's all of the right questions of the machine and encrypts it the way the server says based upon whatever that day's, hour's algorithm is or will be, too generate a hash table from an equation.  They write the equations, and rotate them at will, and no hacker should be able too duplicate the process, without knowing how it works, stealing the serials, then running the same encryption decryption software and rotating algorithms.  They'd have too do so much work, they'd have to live as long as a judge, to know the law.  It's funny, in the sense that a Judge might say, "Ignorance of the law, is no excuse.".  But, in reality, the tax code is so long, it's not humanly possible too know it all, and you need specialists, for specific circumstances too decode parts of it well enough to hire a tax attorney.

    Good Day

    • Edited by Geek Moses Thursday, February 21, 2013 6:18 AM
    • Moved by Naomi N Friday, February 22, 2013 5:22 PM Seems to be off-topic
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 6:00 AM