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Trusted Platform Module?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Juelz, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    I've looked online about how it works etc but I swear I read that in can pinpoint the location of the device, is this true?
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  2. Monkeychops

    Monkeychops Kilobyte Poster

    In itself no, TPM is just a piece of hardware that's used to securely store information, most commonly encryption keys and the like.
    I believe some of the Intel vPro anti theft stuff has this capability when you sign up to the necessary service.
    Ultimately though if your machine doesn't have GPS or maybe a mobile sim installed the only thing anything would have to go on for location is IP address, and that's not going to tell you exactly where a laptop is without going to an ISP and getting record of who had which IP at the time.
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  3. Juelz

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    Thanks alot for that info, very informative.
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  4. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

    TPM is a ballache!

    I was in China last year and their government required our business to use TPM, which caused me a few problems.

    That said - good hardware if utilized correctly
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  5. Vince Polston

    Vince Polston Nibble Poster

    No man. You're confusing TPM with lo-jacking. TPM is essentially a microprocessor that assists in encryption. Lo-jacking is built into the BIOS of some models that when combined with a service that you pay for that can help track the location of the laptop. I haven't personally touched the stuff myself though.

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