Trusted Platform Module

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riodice
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Trusted Platform Module

Post by riodice » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:40 pm

Since the password, I assume, embedded within the encrypted file, is a TPM is really of any use?
I have been using AES Crypt for a while, on a Windows 10, then buying a TPM for a Motherboard and wondering if it is really any use?
My apologies if this is a silly question.

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Re: Trusted Platform Module

Post by paulej » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:27 pm

The password is not embedded in the encrypted file. It must be supplied in order to decrypt the file. Entering the wrong password means decryption fails, producing a bunch of random junk that's detected by the SHA-256 hash function.

TPM doesn't come into play at all.

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Re: Trusted Platform Module

Post by riodice » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:38 pm

Thank you Paulej for the clarification.
Sorry for the late replay

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