The Trusted Computing Group (TCG), an alliance of a large number of IT enterprises, has published a set of specifications aiming at cost-efficient extensions of conventional computer architectures with security-related features and cryptographic mechanisms. The TCG core specification concerns the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that acts as a root of trust of a computing platform and provides cryptographic primitives which can be used to realize more sophisticated security services. Currently, TPMs are implemented as dedicated chips mounted on the motherboard of a computer and many vendors already ship their platforms equipped with TPMs.


Computing Platform System Demand Trusted Platform Module Trust Computing Cryptographic Primitive 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
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  1. 1.Horst Görtz Institute for IT SecurityRuhr-University Bochum 

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