Posted by Ken Y-N on November 27th, 2009 at 04:20pm
With Google recently releasing the design documents for their Chromium (Chrome) OS I was also curious to see if they had considered the Trusted Computing Group’s Trusted Platform Module, so I was pleased to see a sub-section on TPM support in the description of firmware boot. However, all that section says is that a TPM may be useful for its real-time clock or secure storage.
Google also mention the TPM in their description of Verified Boot, saying that "Verified Boot can play nicely with the TPM". By logging the hashes calculated for the firmware and core operating system components, the TCG requirements for Trusted Boot will be met.