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


With TPMCrypt: https://www.tpmcrypt.org/trac

  • 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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