TPM or NO TPM That is the Question

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    TPM or NO TPM That is the Question


    I have an Asus ROG Maximus Hero X WI-FI-AC and, even though this is built for gaming I use it for everyday work. I have two Two Samsung SSD's, the 970 Pro M.2 which is C drive and the 860 Evo is is D drive. I have done a lot of reading about the TPM that goes to this board and have called Asus and was told that as long as I have version 1809 of Windows, I should have no problems with BitLocker, yet supposedly, BitLocker, according to whom you read, BitLocker has/was hacked and the Firmware on the TPM, if not updated has a vulnerability if not updated. In regards to BitLocker, I don't believe this as I have also read that, because of the 256 Encryption, if BitLocker was hacked, that would mean that 256 Encryption has been compromised. Also, If you use BitLocker, Instead of BitLocker being used on SSD's, BitLocker defaults to the Encryption that the SSD's use themselves, using Samsung Magician. I also have read that in order to use the encryption that Samsung Magician provides, you must have a TPM on board. The only thing I want to do is clarify all of this stuff that I'm reading other than the possible vulnerability of the TPM, that I can find and update, should there be a problem with the TPM. So I guess the questions is 1. Is there a problem with BitLocker and 2. Does BitLocker default to the Encryption that the SSD uses, using Samsung Magician.
    The internet is a great place to get information, but sometimes it gets confusing, you need clarification from those that use it. Thanks in advance.
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    TPM:
    What is a TPM, and Why Does Windows Need One For Disk Encryption?
    Trusted Platform Module (TPM, also known as ISO/IEC 11889) is an international standard for a secure cryptoprocessor, a dedicated microcontroller designed to secure hardware through integrated cryptographic keys.

    - if you need to look it up.. like me!
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    I know what a TPM is and the object behind it. The questions are 1. Is there a problem with BitLocker and 2. Does BitLocker default to the Encryption that the SSD uses, using Samsung Magician in my case. Granted the Topic was "TPM", however, you cannot use the Encryption on SSD's without a TPM and my reading is that SSD's really don't have very good encryption. Yes there is a workaround using Group Policy Changes in regards to BitLocker but my understanding is that BitLocker is much better do to the fact it uses 256 encryption.
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    Sorry, that was simply for anyone reading the post, not for you, as TPM appeared in your post as an unexplained acronym.
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