Microsoft Windows 11 will have more protection against cyber threats


    All those who are about to purchase a Windows 11 loaded PC; here’s a news piece to rejoice. Microsoft has issued an official statement that Win 11 machines will get more security improvements in upcoming releases, adding more protection to existing cyber threats, better encryption and will auto-block malicious apps and drivers from being downloaded onto the PC.

    “The future updates from Microsoft will be enriched with significant security improvements and will add more protection to the processor by interlinking the hardware and software to the cloud,” said David Weston, VP for Enterprise & OS Security.

    Thus, as a part of the update, Microsoft will add phishing protection to its Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. Therefore, as soon as the user tries to key-in his/her credentials onto a malicious app or website, they will be warned about the risks lurking in application or hacked website.

    Till date, SmartScreen has blocked over 25.8 billion brute force attacks on Azure’s active directories and could track down and neutralize over 35.7 billion phishing emails.

    Hence, by adding such exclusive security capabilities, Windows 11 will become the world’s first operating system that has been enhanced with anti-phishing capabilities.

    Additionally, the newly presented Personal Data Encryption feature will help protect user files and data from malicious drivers and will act as an additional security layer by blocking access until they are authenticated by Windows Hello- available only to business users.

    The Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) feature will offer all Win 11 customers to enable the vulnerable driver block-list.

    To offer utmost security protection, Windows 11 users will get a Smart App control feature that blocks users from running malicious apps using code signing authentication powered by Artificial Intelligence.

    So, one can stay assured that only safe and reliable applications will run on the device, cutting down risks associated with the download of unsafe apps.


    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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