The Trusted Platform Module Explained

Introducing the TPM

The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a special purpose microcontroller designed by the Trusted Computing Group, which interfaces with a standard hardware/software platform in order to allow it to be secured to serve the interests of just one party - the system designer.

The current generation of TPMs (version 1.2) are stand-alone chips which are usually surface mounted onto the motherboard of a PC, or integrated into a custom

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