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Microsoft’s Secured-core PCs will defend against firmware level threats

In an effort to protect users against firmware level threats, Microsoft has announced a new initiative the software giant has been working on with its partners to create Secured-core PCs.

The company partnered with both chip and device makers to apply “security best practices of isolation and minimal trust to the firmware layer, or the device core, that underpins the Windows operating system”.

Secured-core PCs will be available from a wide variety of device makers including Dell, Dynabook, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic and Microsoft.

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