Questions tagged [tpm]

TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is both the name given to a published specification detailing the characteristics of a criptoprocessador safe, capable of storing cryptographic keys that protect information and the general name of implementations of this specification, often called "TPM chip" or "TPM Security Device".

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How to perform TPM firmware upgrade on latest Windows 10?

I have several HP desktops running latest Windows 10 and requiring a TPM firmware upgrade (sp82407.exe) to fix last year's faulty Infineon crypto vulnerability. The updater requires the TPM to be ...
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Can I stop BitLocker asking for a key on boot, without entering the recovery key? [duplicate]

We have a Windows 10 laptop belonging to a client which has started asking for a recovery key on boot: You need to enter your recovery key because Secure Boot policy has unexpectedly changed I don'...
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How to stop Gigabyte Designaire X399 / Threadripper 1920x from crashing on resume from sleep with TPM enabled?

When I try to put my Windows 10 (version 1809) PC to sleep, it will not resume correctly, and seems to wipe the TPM settings, meaning I have to recover using my Bitlocker recovery key. Is there ...
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How to Enable Hard Drive Encryption with Seagate Constellation ES.3 SED Drive on AMI BIOS with TPM

I'm building up a new machine with a Supermicro MB equipped with a TPM and a Seagate Constellation ES.3 SED drive (ST200NM0053). The MB has the AMI BIOS which does see the TPM. I've installed ...
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Self Encrypting Drives - is it possible to bypass ATA password?

I am using TrueCrypt but I want to buy SSD with SED, it's Samsung 840 Evo. After firmware upgrade it "supports advanced data security features(TCG/Opal and IEEE 1667)". If I set ATA password, would ...
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I'm not sure whether my system uses TPM or not

I've encrypted my hard drive with Windows 10 version 1803 installed on it. I used BitLocker for it, but before the encryption process I had TPM turned off in UEFI. Suddenly I found it that it can be ...
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Isolate (secure) multiple boot images from harming my PC

Is it possible to protect my bare-metal from compromise, so that I can be fairly confident that (for example) restoring a VHDX system image every month keeps me clean? If so, how? I'm building a ...
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“TPM Storage is not available” and other TPM issues

Three days ago I completely reinstalled Windows, including formatting my drives. Two days ago I installed the Windows Cumulative Update, KB4338819. After doing so, I got a TPM reset request on boot....
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Windows 10 TPM failing to boot

I have a TPM Module on an old Dell Precision T5400 which I am trying to enable under Windows 10. Unfortunately, windows is hanging on boot at the splash screen after I enable TPM in the BIOS. Does ...
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Do TPM modules only work for motherboards of the same vendor?

Most types of desktop computer parts are agnostic of the vendor. For example, you can use a DDR RAM from any vendor on a motherboard from any vendor, as long as they have the same standards. If I ...
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Is Linux full-disk encryption with seamless user experience ala FileVault (macOS) or BitLocker (Windows) possible?

I've found some full-disk encryption (FDE) solutions for Linux OSes. Specifically, I've looked at solutions that work on Linux Mint or Ubuntu, since that's what I tend to use. But I'm sure this ...
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(Dual boot) Windows 7 asks for recovery key after update

I have an HP Zbook 15 G3 with 2 x Samsung SM961 nVME SSD's installed. One SSD has Windows 7 Ent installed and is protected by BitLocker. The second SSD has Windows 10 Ent installed but is not (...
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Windows 10 TPM Firmware Update for Surface Pro 3

I just updated my OS to windows 10 pro version 1803. In Windows Defender, I now see a warning telling me a firmware update is needed for my security processor (TPM). There is a learn more link that ...
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Clearing TPM does not ask for new password, but “change owner password” asks for the old one

I recently cleared my TPM (Dell e7240, Windows 10). During the process, at no point did Bios or Windows ask for a new TPM password. (And at no point since I bought this laptop did I ever set a TPM ...
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TPM Firmware Update, Backup and Clearing

Windows defender is telling me "a firmware update is needed for your security processor (TPM)", i did some searching and found out basically how to update and clear the tpm, but it gave me a warning ...
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How to backup before clearing TPM

The Windows Defender Security Centre is asking me to update TPM which requires Clear TPM. And above the Clear TPM button, there is a text says ... Ensure you back up your data before clearing the ...
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Unable to execute “TPM 1.2 Update” on Ubuntu (XPS 13 9350): This TPM is Owned

My Ubuntu 17.10 is showing a TPM Update (1.2, 5.81.0.0 -> 5.81.2.1) for a couple of weeks or months now but when I restart the machine it's unable to execute the firmware update successfully. Error: ...
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Boot loop after doing 'Clear TPM' by mistake in BIOS

I was trying to disable 'Secure boot' on my brand new laptop and I pressed enter by mistake while on a field that was named something like 'Clear TPM'. My computer then shut down and now it is looping ...
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Installing Bitlocker on Windows 7 with TPM version 2.0 chip

We are trying to turn on bitlocker with Windows 7 where the laptop is new and has a TPM version 2.0 NOT 1.4 chip in it. We cannot upgrade to Windows 10 due to company policy rules and we have tried ...
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Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 won't enable TPM

I just installed a brand new Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 from Asus. I also purchased and successfully installed a TPM chip by ASUS model/part no. ASUS 90MC03W0-M0XBN1 MK TPM-M R2.0 TPM-chip. It is a TPM 2.0 ...
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Windows 10 Factory Reset - request to clear TPM - what data is cleared

I'm trying to preform a factory reset on my Acer Aspire laptop with a full clean disk. I've been met with a black and blue screen with the message A configuration change was requested to clear ...
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PC won't boot because of TPM enabled

I turned TPM on when I was previously booting my PC. Now it can't boot, since there is no TMP connected to the motherboard (there never was one in the first place). There is no video output. After ...
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How do I enable TPM in the BIOS?

I have a new motherboard (Asus Sabertooth Z87) which cliams to support TPM. However, when I attempt to enable TPM - I don't see an appropriate setting in the BIOS. Obviously I'm looking for something ...
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How do I tell if a laptop has a TPM without buying it first

With TrueCrypt not officially supporting Windows 8 yet, Bitlocker appears to be the default option for full disk encryption on a new laptop. However, Bitlocker suffers a major usability degradation ...
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I set my bitlocker preboot pin in Arabic

I was trying to set a preboot pin for bitlocker for my laptop. I enabled extended and set the pin in Arabic (thought it wid be more secure). Now at the pin entry page, the keyboard layout is in en-us. ...
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How to add HDD (or SSD) to desktop computer (Fujitsu-Siemens ESPRIMO P7935) equipped with TPM

I am currently trying to add a new 250 GB SSD (Samsung EVO 850) to a Fujitsu-Siemens desktop PC "ESPRIMO P7935" of a friend. The PC is equipped with mainboard "Fujitsu-Siemens D2812-A1", still running ...
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Gigabyte GC-TPM 2.0 Module in z87x mobo

I purchased a Gigabyte GC-TPM2.0 Module and installed it in my ga-z87x-d3h motherboard, enabled "security device support" (pressed F10 and rebooted) however once back in the Trusted Computing section ...
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TPM not found on Surface Pro 3

When I tried booting my device today, I got to the BitLocker Recovery. After entering the key my Surface Pro 3 booted up normally. However, when I rebooted the device I got again into the BitLocker ...
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TPM 2.0 not working - “The resource requested is already in use.” in Device Manager?

I recently updated my laptop (a Thinkpad T460p) to the Windows 10 15019 Insider Preview from the previous Insider build. Before the update, my laptop was whole-drive-encrypted with Bitlocker, and had ...
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Generate system hashs with BIOS

Is it possible to generate system hashes of installed hardware (CPU, Video controller etc.) with the BIOS and then store them in a TPM?
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Enabling Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) causes boot failure?

I have Supermicro X11SAE with client TPM and Xeon E3 (v5) installed. TPM is enabled and seems to work fine. Secure boot is enabled and seem to work fine as well. BIOS admin password is set. When I ...
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Is a TPM module usable as a physical key between 2 identical computers?

If I have 2 identical machines, can I use the same physical TPM 2.0 module in either, if I transfer both the SSD and the TPM module at the same time? My motherboard (Asus B150M-A) has a TPM header, ...
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What's going on in my BIOS re:M TPM Module

I have a gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P motherboard. When I bought the motherboard it came with a small pamphlet titled "Step-by-Step Smart TPM User's Manual" so I presumed that it had an onboard TPM installed ...
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Will clearing the TPM make BitLocker encrypted data unavailable?

I've learned in this answer that starting with Windows 10 v1607, Windows will not allow to set, save or change the TPM owner password by default. So the option to reset a TPM lockout by entering the ...
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How do I get a TPM module for a motherboard that does not already have one?

I have an ASUS P8P67 DELUXE motherboard, which (as far as I can tell) does not come with a TPM module, so I can't use BitLocker without a PIN or USB key. Is there any way to buy and install a TPM ...
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Clean installed Surface Book can't find TPM module

I've cleanly installed Windows 10 on the Surface Book and even installed the official drivers package for the Surface Book but when I go to enable Bitlocker, I receive this message: "'This device can’...
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Can BitLocker be forced not to use the TPM when one is available?

I have a Dell D420 laptop. I want to encrypt my Windows 8.1 installation using BitLocker, however this computer appears to have a TPM installed and I do not want to use it. BitLocker keeps telling me ...
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Can I save a LUKS (or other encryption) passphrase or key in the TPM?

The spec is rather complex. The software is rather sensitive, so I keep it on an encrypted volume. My assumption was SecureBoot with my own Platform Key to ensure only my signed boot-loader runs, and ...
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How do I wipe a drive (currently a Win 7 primary drive) locked with BitLocker?

I have a company laptop, whose one and only hard drive was encrypted with Bitlocker. I have tendered my resignation with that company and they immediately used the remote security policy to lockout my ...
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Benefits of a Trusted Platform Module for a home user?

I'm a reasonably computer-savvy user who dual boots Linux and Windows 10, and I'm interested in security against malware, remote exploits, etc. on my home desktop. At least in theory, could a Trusted ...
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How secure is the fingerprint data on windows 10? [closed]

Is there a difference in storing fingerprint information with a PC with and without TPM/Intel PTT on windows 10 and, how secure is it?
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Bitlocker USB-Key and harddrive stolen, data still secure?

my Laptop without TPM was stolen. The USB-Key was connected to the device. Can the robber with the usb-key access my data? I have protected my windows account with a password. It is possible to access ...
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How to verify the presence of a TPM (trusted platform module) in my laptop

I have a Windows 8 laptop I will soon be upgrading to Windows 8.1. The standard Version of 8.1 allows for disk encryption if your PC has a TPM chip. How do I detect this chip in my Windows 8 PC?
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Bitlocker no TPM found [duplicate]

I would like to enable bitlocker on my C: drive, but I dont understand the following message: If it's the hardware, which part exactly? I have a recent asus motherboard with UEFI. How can I find out ...
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Bitlocker on Windows 8.1 without TPM

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro because I want an additional layer of security in case my laptop (and research) gets stolen. Didn't knew about the TPM, and seems I don't have it (I have an ASUS ...
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How to use OpenSSL with openCryptoki and software TPM?

I would like to make work OpenSSH with OpenSSL plus openCryptoki (pkcs11) plus a software TPM. As far as I have understood, openCryptoki is capable of software token (for test purpose). I would like ...
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If TPM owner password set in linux, how to enter owner password in windows to enable bitlocker?

I have successfully taken ownership of, and used various features of, my tpm in linux, using tpm_takeownership and related applications. Now when I try to enter the owner password in windows to ...
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Why very few modern motherboards are equipped with TPM? [closed]

I've heard bitlocker will be so common that microsoft will require every computer to have TPM to run windows 9. Yet I just called gigabyte. Gigabyte says that not one of their motherboard is equipped ...
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Setting up most secure personal computing environment possible

I'm trying to set up the most secure personal computing environment possible with the following requirements: most secure OS(in relative terms) that is freely available(I'm guessing FreeBSD) read-...
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Decrypting a BitLocker-ed that uses TPM

I'm looking at Dislocker but i cant figure out if a drive that is locked using TPM, but has those details stored in AD, can be opened using Dislocker. Does anyone know? EDIT: Dislocker is a linux ...