​Purism Adds Open-Source Security Firmware to its Linux Laptop Line


In its latest news, Purism announced that it has successfully integrated Trammel Hudson’s Heads security firmware into its Trusted Platform Module (TPM)-equipped Librem laptops. Heads is an open-source computer firmware and configuration tool that aims to provide better physical security and data protection.

Heads combines physical hardening of hardware platforms and flash security features with custom coreboot firmware and a Linux boot loader in ROM. While still not a complete replacement for proprietary AMD or Intel firmware blobs, Heads, by controlling a system from the first instruction the CPU executes to full boot up, enables you to track steps of the boot firmware and configuration.

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