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Anyone know anything about Trusted Platform Module?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ShadeDream, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    My laptop has one of these and not sure whether to install the driver or not. I think I will pass for now. I hear there are potential privacy concerns? Not really sure if there are any real benefits. Anyone knowledgeable in this area?
     
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    isn't it the opposite? Youre much more exposed to privacy leaks/hacking without a TPM? I mean come to think of it, if you don't install the driver, you probably won't be able to use BitLocker, and i'm not even sure you'd be able to use the cryptographic benefits out of it at all.

    I'd say install it if your main concern is privacy.
     
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    The thing is there's not a lot of information available about it. I don't use BitLocker, so that doesn't exactly worry me.
     
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    Do you use encryption products at all? Do you hold any enterprise-grade sensitive data on your laptop? If so there usually come a laptop-brand software that enables you to use your TPM for various features such as data encryption, passwords hashing, certificate authentication... But like i said all of this is quite useful in an enterprise environnement, as if you're simply using your computer for productivity you're probably not using it at all.
     
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    I did some basic research and it looks like I will be staying away for now as I don't like bloatware.

    According to TrueCrypt TPM is useless.

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    http://www.truecrypt.org/faq#tpm
     
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