A very green key

Which of these security technologies would be the best choice to store and manage a computer’s cryptographic keys?


B) Biometrics

C) BIOS passwords


E) Just keep everything in a big canvas bag

The answer: A) TPM

The Trusted Platform Module is specialized hardware on a PC motherboard that securely stores and manages cryptographic keys. The TPM can be especially useful when using advanced security features such as full-disk encryption.

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