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Microsoft teams up with chipmakers giant to boost PC security

Chipmakers Giant Intel and AMD helps Microsoft’s in their products to protect computer security.

The company said it has developed security technology that chipmakers giant Intel And Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) plan to implement into personal computer processors to boost their ability to ward off cyber attacks and hackers. Microsoft’s new technology called “Pluton” will be ready in the next few years according to Intel and AMD report. Qualcomm expressed support but later it declined to change its chip design.

Microsoft and the chip companies for years have been finding ways to bolster computer protection by locking important information like data or passwords and security certificates in hardware, making it tougher for hackers to exploit the weakness in one computer program or part of a device and use that weakness to take over an entire machine.

What’s the advantage of Microsoft new technology chip

The company design chip will be directly implemented with the main computer processor, which make PCs and laptop more consistent in security and harder to hack. The main advantage of this chip is it, offers software-based protection are physical access to the computer is usually required to heck, compared with the risk of remote attack via the internet This becomes more important in the Covid-19 pandemic when employees are working from home.

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Microsoft is trying to repurpose technology used in its Xbox game consoles which now protect against hardware hacks. The technology was developed by Microsoft in-house chip engineers a team that has grown as the software maker engages in more custom processor design and development for products like the Xbox and the company’s HoloLens augmented reality goggles. The company plans to continue its expansion into chips, but is unlikely to focus on general-purpose chips like those from Intel, AMD and Qualcomm, said Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay.

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