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    Asus TPM-M R2.0 (14-1 pin chip)

    This thread is a branch off of: Asus / Infineon TPM firmware update? https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...irmware-update this Forum is an excellent thread dedicated to the debate regarding the need for the “Asus TPM-M R2.0” to have a Firmware update created by Asus. The Asus TPM-M R2.0 is a small plug-in card with 14 less one pins. The card is sold with the Asus brand and is recommended by Asus for motherboards that need a Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
    A problem has been reported that the Asus TPM-M R2.0 and many other TPMs suffer for a security venerability: “Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw” https://arstechnica.com/information-...-estonian-ids/
    INFINEON the subcontractor for the Asus TPM mini card said: “the update should be conducted by the PC manufacturer i.e. ASUS.”
    Microsoft has issued a Security Advisory: “ADV170012 | Vulnerability in TPM could allow Security Feature Bypass” https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en...urity-guidance
    https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en...sory/ADV170012
    This Advisory details the hardware that is effected, the need for a firmware update and how recent Windows 10 updates deal with the problems. In the Advisory Microsoft explains: “ …Windows update is not a true replacement for fixing the firmware flaw it can be used as a temporary mitigation.”

    THIS THREAD IS CREATED TO DEAL WITH ISSUES THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO CRYPTOGRAPHIC KEYS—ISSUES DISCUSSEN ON THE OTHER FORUM THREAD. Some of these issues have been started on the other thread but should be moved here:
    Issues related to problems with TPMs
    Inability to register the TPM
    Failure to remove the TPM form a computer
    Windows Hello and use of biometrics
    Computer going into an endless cycle of turning on after shutting down (TPM has been removed)

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    Substitute TPM chip

    I am looking for a substitute for the Asus TPM-M R2.0 14-1 pin mini card. I see that Gigabyte sells a discrete TPM chip but it is a 20-1 (similar to the 20-1 pin made by Asus) pin setup and is made by Infineon, it also needs a firmware update.
    http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GC-TPM-rev-20#ov
    Does anyone know who makes a 14-1 pin TPM that doesn’t suffer from the problems reported by Microsoft – for that matter does anyone even make a module other than Infineon?
    If a 14-1 chip, made by Infineon is available by another OEM might that OEM have a firmware update and hence be viable in an Asus motherboard?

    I am desperate to find a TPM fix form my Asus motherboards.

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