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A Practical Guide to Trusted Computing by Leendert Van Doorn, David Safford, Ryan Catherman, Kent Yoder, David Challener

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Chapter 1

Introduction to Trusted Computing

This book is designed to provide the reader with a practical understanding of how to use the new embedded security subsystem built into many computers: TCG (Trusted Computing Group)’s Trusted Platform Module (TPM). The book does not limit itself to a mere description of the capabilities of the TPM and the standard Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Through multiple examples, it provides the reader with an understanding of what problems the TPM can be used to solve, and the motivation behind the design decisions made in the specifications. After reading this book, the reader should better understand the security problems facing PC clients today—and how to use the capabilities of a TPM, via the ...

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