Source: Personal Computer World
Windows to get 'uncrackable' virtual vault
Microsoft is to improve Windows security by creating a virtual 'vault' where customers can conduct electronic transactions and store sensitive information.
The drawback is that the vault, dubbed Palladium, will mean that consumers will have to buy new computers and other devices equipped with ultra-secure processors.
Microsoft's new plan to ensure PC security through extensive changes to its Windows operating system could help make private data and media files safer, but first it has to address privacy concerns, industry watchers said Monday.
This week, the software giant took the wraps off a wide-ranging push to strengthen the security of PCs by adding new features to its Windows operating system and teaming with hardware makers to create a trusted computing platform on which the new components can run.
Working as a desktop technician in the computer industry for a few years gives you a pretty good insight about what the average user knows and doesn't know. On the other hand, you get to learn what the other technicians you work with know and don't know as well. Since the day-to-day PC fixes get rather boring and repetitive after a certain amount of time, you must do something that still makes the job fun. Where I work, we would play evil computer tricks on each other to help make everyone's day just a little brighter.