Firmware Update Is Needed for Your Security Processor Tpm

Firmware Update Is Needed for Your Security Processor Tpm

Win10: Update your security processor (TPM) firmware

yanisha


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Win10: Update your security processor (TPM) firmware

I got a bulletin for my HP laptop well-nigh the need to manually download a firmware update and install information technology:

https://back up.microsoft.com/en-united states/assist/4096377/windows-x-update-security-processor-tpm-firmware

That MS page points to this HP page:

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05792935

HPSBHF03568 rev. 9 – Infineon TPM Security Update

A security vulnerability was identified in the RSA central generation method used past TPM products listed below. This leaves the keys potentially vulnerable via targeted, computationally expensive attacks. These RSA keys generated past the TPM are used with sure software products and should not be considered secure. Updated TPM firmware versions which enable more than secure key generation are listed in the RESOLUTION department for the following dedicated TPM products.

Has anyone else received this message? According to the MS folio it applies to several different brands.

Doing firmware updates to my estimator makes me a bit nervous.

sygnus21


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Re: Win10: Update your security processor (TPM) firmware

If your laptop is using a TPM module and most laptops present do for security reasons, you’ll want to update the firmware.

BTW that update seems a bit old every bit I was notified by Lenovo about  Infineon in October. I posted most information technology hither –
Infineon TPM Modules generating insecure RSA Keys

Anyway the update was uncomplicated and pushed by Lenovo.

(unknown fellow member)


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Re: Win10: Update your security processor (TPM) firmware

sygnus21


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Re: Win10: Update your security processor (TPM) firmware

malch wrote:

I don’t retrieve this consequence poses a huge risk for the typical home user.

Most laptops sold today incorporate some blazon of TPM chip to help encrypt your data. It requires no user intervention and is enabled by default by the laptop vendor. And about wouldn’t fifty-fifty know about it unless they poked around in the BIOS and saw the setting.

TPM…

Primarily, the TPM enhances security above and beyond the capabilities of consumer software. It besides can be used to continue your PC running well.

Source –
What Is a TPM Chip?

Regardless, it’southward a security hole you’d want to patch and should non hinder performance.

OP
yanisha


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HP Support Assistant shows no updates

Strangely, when I run HP Back up Banana it shows no updates.

sygnus21


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Re: HP Back up Banana shows no updates

Well than either it’s been patched already or doesn’t use to you lot. There are other TPM modules as well Infineon. And, as I said before this is onetime news from last twelvemonth.

It could too be a Windows update you’ve never received or had blocked.

(unknown fellow member)


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Re: HP Support Banana shows no updates

sygnus21 wrote:

Well than either it’s been patched already or doesn’t utilize to y’all. There are other TPM modules too Infineon. And, every bit I said before
this is quondam news from final twelvemonth.

Yep, but the HP folio linked by the OP was issued xvi-Oct-2017 and updated 30-Jun-2018.
I don’t know what was changed, just perhaps the patch for his model was recently added or updated?

sygnus21


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Re: HP Support Assistant shows no updates

Patco wrote:

I don’t know what was changed, but possibly the patch for his model was recently added or updated?

I have no idea. I guess we’ll all find out if we start getting a slew of these again. Lenovo is like that nagging mother so if there’due south anything out there I’ll know.

Regardless, I did advise the OP to update since they got notified. It’ll either take or mutter it doesn’t apply. Of course…. ALWAYS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!

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yanisha


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Update

I downloaded it and followed the instructions.  It had me create a BIOS backup USB thumbdrive.  And then after all that it finally told me that the update was non needed for my calculator.  Sheesh.

sygnus21


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Re: Update

Every bit I said earlier you probably already had it or it didn’t utilize. Now you lot know.

Peace:)

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