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    Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    MS has worked closely with AMD, Intel and Qualcomm on this chip-to-cloud security tech.
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    Re: Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    Can we opt out?

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    Re: Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    Yes the ability to turn it off would be preferred.

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    Re: Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Can we opt out?
    Not really, this is built in at the cpu level.

    Whether this is integrated into consumer chips is the real question as this is basically designed to replace the tpm mainly found on 'business' hardware.

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    Re: Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    It was bad enough when a OS and system had such a small market share with a T2 chip, now it's going to be a much wider share of a far more prolific OS to have such a chip is a pain in the behind.

    As long as it has no ability to interfere with the CPU and manage/monitor/manipulate the CPU then that's fine but then it's a waste of silicon.

    Look at the IME, it's still having problematic vulnerabilities and exploits being found from donkeys ago!

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    Re: Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    I guess the fact that Big Sur has a flaw where any code can bypass a vpn or firewall is small fry then...
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Can we opt out?
    If it's a direct replacement for TPM without feature creep then you'd assume so.

    IIRC there was a lot of pushback at the time, mainly from the Linux community, WRT to efforts at not allowing users to disable TPM in the BIOS so i would imagine this will be the same.

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    Re: Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    I'm searching for a certain word here... Oh, there it was... 'Palladium'. Well, at least 'Pluton' is somewhat shorter.

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    Re: Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    Pluton or Hades in the ancient Greek religion and myth, is the god of the dead and the king of the underworld, with which his name became synonymous. The future of this crap-like hardware is hidden in his name.

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    Re: Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    I can already see the news articles!

    -"New windows update causes pluton chip to bug out and refuse all connection attempts leaving thousands of computers bricked around the globe"

    -"New Microsoft update leaves thousands of windows users vulnerable as it exposes the keys stored inside the pluton chips, storing then in the AppData folder inside window's user folders"

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    Re: Microsoft Pluton Windows PC security processor announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    If it's a direct replacement for TPM without feature creep then you'd assume so.
    If it's a direct replacement for TPM and is chipset dependent and not CPU, then I doubt we'll see it on any Intel motherboards without that "feature set" priced in, essentially not on anything that isn't HEDT.

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