Putting On The Fritz
Microsoft recently announced a new integrated security effort known as Palladium, named after the statue of Pallas Athena, believed to protect the ancient city of Troy with digital rights management and a hundred year monopoly. The idea of Palladium is to embed security directly into the PC by having hardware vendors sell security chips below cost and have Microsoft provide the high-margin software. Although Palladium won't be formally announced until 2004 and likely won't ship until some time after that, we've managed to get a preview of the top new security functions.
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