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Microsoft has unveiled its new project called Pluton, in which it is collaborating with AMD, Intel and Qualcomm to create x86 and ARM processors that include a security component.
At its core, Pluton is an evolution of the existing TPM module that you can find in many modern computers. The TPM stores security-related information about your operating system and enables features such as Windows Hello. But despite the additional protection it provides to computers, they still remain vulnerable, so researchers have already demonstrated the possibility of hackers attacking the bus interface that allows communication between the TPM and the CPU.
This is where Pluton appears, which integrates TPM directly into the CPU, thus eliminating the possibility of such attacks.
The ultimate goal of an integrated Pluton CPU is to protect your encryption keys and personal information.
Microsoft claims that Pluton will provide great added protection because hackers will not be able to download any of this data from it, even if they will be in full physical possession of your PC. In addition, against future new threats, Microsoft will allow firmware upgrades to the CPU directly from its servers via a secure connection.
Since it's about security with a new hardware component, you won't benefit from this unless you buy a new chip.