Google Chromium (Chrome) OS versus the TPM

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.

Oh, and I notice that in the source code repository there is a sub-directory for the Berlios TPM Emulator, but the directory is empty bar the licence.

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1 Comment for Google Chromium (Chrome) OS versus the TPM

  • 1. scott owens  |  November 30th, 2009 at 2:27 am

    hmmm,, what would you like it to say or do ?

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