I mean non-execute bit, secure memory blocks (read-only), and other technologies that dictate anything loaded on top of the BIOS platform cannot directly modify it--only read from it. It therefore prevents viruses or any software from doing permanent damage to the machine.
TPM is an Infineon technology. It is basically a money laundering scheme like HDCP and DPCP. Worst. "Technologies." Ever. They help the corporations control how you use your electronics. They, in no way, help the consumer. Where the law should prevent such practices, the law (certain members of Congress) is actually trying to see this practices implemented. It is disgusting, appalling, and by every stretch of the word, offensive.