The next version of Windows, code named Longhorn, will have security (as previously announced in 2002) embedded in a micro-chip.
Securing data is critical for businesses, but my hope is that users have a choice in how secure they wish to be. There are good things and bad things about having security enabled on a chip the main concern being privacy.
Banks, governments and other VERY secure communities will probably be keen to acquire this level of security first.
News Factor writes The technology, to be described by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates during a speech in Seattle on Monday, will protect the startup of PCs equipped with a security chip and ensure that sensitive files aren’t accessible when someone tries to boot the computer using a portable hard drive or floppy disk.