Update for Chromebooks Enhances Security, Wipes All Data

In a report from Androidpolice, security researchers recently discovered a bug in the Infineon TPM firmware which allows hackers to potentially brute-force a Chromebook to obtain encrypted data. The bug potentially affects all Chromebooks using the newest Infineon TPM chip, the full list can be found in the original article. The downside is, the way the TPM module works, it requires you to wipe the computer in order to update the firmware. Doesn’t sound to me like most people will need to do this update, as the chance of a brute-force on most people’s devices are fairly slim. Makes me wonder if the Intel patch for Meltdown and Spectre will just be a bottle of kerosene and a match. I di…
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