Bottomley: TPM2 and Linux

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James Bottomley looks at
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2. “Recently Microsoft started
as a hardware requirement for all platforms running recent
versions of windows. This means that eventually all shipping systems
(starting with laptops first) will have a TPM2 chip. The reason this
impacts Linux is that TPM2 is radically different from its predecessor
TPM1.2; so different, in fact, that none of the existing TPM1.2 software on
Linux (trousers, the plug in for openssl, even my gnome keyring
enhancements) will work with TPM2. The purpose of this blog is to explore
the differences and how we can make ready for the transition.

(Thanks to Paul Wise)