Microsoft Announces ‘Pluton’ Security Processor for Windows PCs

Microsoft has as we speak introduced that it’s making a new ‘Pluton’ security processor for Windows PCs to enhance safety and threat protection for customers. The firm is creating the new processor in partnership with AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm, which implies when it actually becomes available, it must be present on nearly every Windows PC, together with ARM-based systems running Qualcomm’s processors such as the 8cx or the SQ1/ SQ2 chipsets in the Surface Pro X.

For the unaware, Microsoft currently uses a Trusted Platform Module, or TPM, to store credentials and cryptographic keys to make sure the system remains protected. However, hackers have been figuring out new methods that attack the communications between a CPU and the TPM and stealing consumer information. Pluton appears to be Microsoft’s next attempt at making an ultimate security solution for Windows.

Pluton isn’t a new concept, by the way, Microsoft first debuted it in the Xbox back in 2013 and used it to stop players from running pirated copies of games on their Xbox One. Pluton can also be discovered within the Redmond giant’s Azure Sphere. This new Pluton security processor, however, is the first time Pluton is coming to Windows PCs.

“Windows devices with Pluton will use the Pluton security processor to protect credentials, user identities, encryption keys, and personal data. None of this information can be removed from Pluton even if an attacker has installed malware or has complete physical possession of the PC,” stated Microsoft in a blog post.

As of proper now, Microsoft hasn’t divulged just when we can expect to see Pluton chips in Windows computers. We hope it would be soon. Follow us for more updates.

Also Read: Google Releasing New Version of Chrome Optimized for Apple Silicon Macs

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