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(In time for Anniversary update) Microsoft targets July 28 for TPM 2.0 implementation on all new devices


Microsoft is targeting to implement Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 on all new Windows 10 Mobile devices to making them super-secure. Very interestingly the target date for this implementation is you-guessed-it-right “July 28” one day before Microsoft is planning to release Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary update to market.

Devices that run Windows 10 Mobile must include a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that implements version 2.0 of the TPM specification. The TPM can be a firmware-based solution integrated into the SoC or included as a discrete component in the device. The TPM 2.0 must meet the following requirements:

  • An EK certificate must be either pre-provisioned to the TPM by the hardware vendor or be capable of being retrieved by the device during the first boot experience.
  • It must ship with SHA-256 PCR banks and implement PCRs 0 through 23 for SHA-256. Note it is acceptable to ship TPMs with a single switchable PCR bank that can be used for both SHA-1 and SHA-256 measurements.
  • It must support TPM2_HMAC command.

Though this implementation date for TPM 2.0 is applicable for Windows 10 Mobile IOT, Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Server versions too.

Read what new changes and features Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary update will bring by going to our dedicated page and read our full Anniversary update coverage here.

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