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      How to update Chrome OS firmware to improve security
      To protect your Chromebook from a targeted attack on a firmware flaw, save your data and update your device. This four step process shows you how.

      By Andy Wolber | April 5, 2018

      According to The Chromium Projects, an attacker who has access to the public key could take advantage of a flaw in the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) firmware on many Chromebook models. The attacker could exploit this flaw to gain access to the private key created by the TPM.

      Fortunately a fix for the flaw exists, but it requires that you erase all data from your Chromebook and sign in as a new user. The process doesn’t require more than a few minutes. However the more devices you need to update, the greater the total time required.

      Organizations will likely want to prioritize firmware updates on Chromebooks used by people with access to sensitive information. For example, people who work in healthcare or who carry a Chromebook across international borders should update as soon as possible.

      Here’s how to check your Chromebook firmware version and how to update your device without losing any data.

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