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[liberationtech] PrivateCore and secure hosting

Maxim Kammerer mk at
Sat Jun 22 07:38:04 PDT 2013

Hi Steve, a technical (and perhaps stupid) question:

On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 1:49 AM, Steve Weis <steveweis at> wrote:
> The host H will have a trusted platform module (TPM). When H boots up, it
> will measure all software state into platform control registers (PCRs) in
> the TPM. See Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) for more info how this
> works.

Does TXT provide any benefit over UEFI Secure Boot? I remember looking
into integrating TXT, and it seemed like something not too
well-supported, and essentially superseded by better-established
standards like Secure Boot.

Maxim Kammerer
Liberté Linux:

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