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Windows 10: Microsoft reveals Pluton security chip – ‘Expect Patch Tuesday-type updates’

November 17, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has announced its Pluton processor, a forthcoming chip that lives apart from the main CPU and which will be available in future Windows 10 PCs.

The Microsoft Pluton processor is designed to improve protections against physical attacks and stop attackers stealing user credentials and encryption keys with malware. The chip should also help systems recover from software bugs.

Essentially, the Pluton chip is a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that’s isolated from the rest of the system to help protect encryption keys from attacks on the speculative execution process in CPUs.

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