In an interview with Newsweek (which is mirrored by MSNBC at http://www.msnbc.com/news/770511.asp), Microsoft has revealed some details of "Palladium". This is what Microsoft will call the new security technology which will support future versions of Windows and will require changes to the hardware architecture of today's PCs. With "Palladium" Microsoft aims to create a secure space in a PC, in which users can run and store data without the rest of the system being able to modify it or access it. Broadly speaking, "Palladium" will consist of a set of new generation chips that will include cryptography functions. As far as software is concerned, new versions of Windows will integrate APIs so that developers can benefit >from the hardware architecture of this "secure PC". "Palladium" is still in the early stages, so we will have to wait until the first versions are available. At the moment, both Intel and AMD, leading processor manufacturers, are working with Microsoft on the specifications.