Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Winbond electronic corp.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 2049KB
Operating System: WINDOWS 98/2000/2003/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 6.1 / N/A
Winbond's Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 security chip is a secure cryptoprocessor that can store cryptographic keys that protect information; it is basically a security device for computers. It offers facilities for the secure generation of cryptographic keys, and limitation of their use, in addition to a hardware pseudo-random number generator. The remote attestation creates a nearly unforgeable hash key summary of hardware and software configuration. It encrypts data in such a way that it may be decrypted only if it releases the associated decryption key, which it only does for software that can provide the same password that was supplied when software was initially configured. It is use to authenticate hardware devices. It has a modular design that enables addition of custom functionality and supports application defined security policies. It has flexibility for future interoperability with Microsoft vista and Microsoft next generation.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
With centralized security management, secure start up, data security management and enhanced attestation, the Winbond Trusted Platform Module 1.2 is the perfect choice for your computer security. It is a member of the PC 837x super I/O family. It is highly integrated and is pin and software compatible thus provides drop in interchangeability and enables a number of assembly options. It has an integrated 6 Mbit BIOS flash with SMBus based programming and glue functions to complement the bridge functionality. It has various management tool functions including owner management, password management, fingerprint biometric support, secure login and key backup. It protects the PC and the data stored in it from hackers and restores cryptographic functions. It meets encryption export requirements and can create, manage and store cryptographic keys. It also performs digital signature operations and holds platform measurements. it anchors chain of trust for keys, digital certificates and other credentials. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Winbond Trusted Platform Module 1.2 errors before installing any driver updates.