Create a new PC hardware architecture using a modified
Transmeta Crusoe CPU
at it's heart. The CPU is modified to contain an encryption/decryption
engine and the
software is updated to include the decryption of encrypted executable code.
Code morphing is a general conversion process and there's nothing that says
that the binary source has itself got to be executable on some existing CPU.
As the results of code morphing appear only within an internal instruction
cache it's very difficult to gain access to the unencrypted executable
I get this dread feeling that the Crusoe CPU from Transmeta is going to be
used as an end-run around Open Source software. Just when you thought we
were getting away from proprietary systems …
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