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E.g.: Can I make a better full disc encryption with e.g.: LUKS using the TPM? How?

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The title doesn't match your core question, so I changed it. For more on TPM status and deployment see Status of Trusted Computing and Remote Attestation deployment - IT Security - Stack Exchange –  nealmcb Jun 9 '11 at 19:33
    
I'll share a link to my answer of the same question: security.stackexchange.com/a/24660/16522 –  shpedoikal Nov 28 '12 at 16:48
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With TPMCrypt: https://www.tpmcrypt.org/trac

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Would you please elaborate? Even looking at the link you provided it is not easy to discern what TPM is. –  this.josh Jun 8 '11 at 23:03
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@this.josh unfortunately I don't have much time at this period to write extended posts, but I've provided a related answer before, here: security.stackexchange.com/questions/4008/… –  john Jun 8 '11 at 23:17
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@this.josh, I doubt @john's answer was intended to explain what TPM is - if you want to read the basics, head over to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module... If @john did put a tutorial in his answer it would have been edited out, anyway ;) –  AviD Jun 9 '11 at 21:03
    
@AviD I looked at Wikipedia yesterday, as well as other search results. My understanding is that TPM is an architecture with a trusted hardware anchor. TPMCrypt appears to be an open source Linux based set of utilities and libraries. It references truecrypt but I can't tell if truecrypt is required. I can't tell what hardware it requires, and I assume it needs a trusted hardware anchor. I can't tell if it works with BIOS or EFI/UEFI. The most useful document I found appears to be in German, which I don't know. It looks to be of alpha status, so this seems to be a theoritical solution. –  this.josh Jun 9 '11 at 22:40
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@AviD You are right. My intent wasn't obvious. I guess I should have asked; What is the relationship of TPMCrypt to TPM, and how does it improved disk encryption over LUKS. –  this.josh Jun 9 '11 at 23:00
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