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Pluto Security Processor for Windows Introduced

Future Windows PCs may have a new security processor called Pluto, which was officially unveiled by Microsoft.

Through a press release, Microsoft does not give much information about the new security processor that will be called Pluto and that it will be within the company’s plans to implement it on all computers that have Windows in the future.

Greater security

We know that we live in a time when the safety of our electronic products is a priority, because there we have our lives and also our projects. This is why Microsoft decided to create Pluto, a processor that will be already integrated into the CPU and that is fully responsible for security. This is how they tell us.

“The Pluton design eliminates the possibility of that communication channel being attacked, because it incorporates security directly into the CPU. Windows PCs with Pluton architecture will first emulate a TPM that works with the TPM specifications and existing APIs, allowing customers to instantly benefit from enhanced security for Windows functions that depend on TPMs such as BitLocker and System Guard. « 

In addition, the statement tells us that teams with Pluto will be able to protect credentials, user identity, encryption keys and personal data. Everything will be protected and cannot be touched or removed, even with the use of malware or physically stealing the PC.

This It works in the following way:

“It is achieved by safely storing confidential data, such as encryption keys, within the Pluton processor, which is isolated from the rest of the system to ensure that new attack techniques, such as speculative execution, cannot access the information. about the keys. Pluton also provides the exclusive Secure Hardware Cryptography Key (SHACK) technology, which helps ensure that keys are never exposed outside of protected hardware, including Pluton’s own firmware, offering an unprecedented level of security to Windows clients. « 

If you want to know more about this, here is an official link.