201518 Sep

Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

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Microsoft isolates critical Windows services in the virtual machine to block attackers from tampering with the kernel and other sensitive processes. Using hardware-based virtualization to extend whitelisting and protecting credentials was a “brilliant move” by Microsoft, said Chester Wisniewski, senior security strategist for Sophos Canada, an antivirus company. Advanced persistent attacks rely on the ability to steal domain and user credentials to move around the network and access other computers. Previous versions of Windows stored credentials in the Local Security Authority, and the operating system accessed the information using remote procedure calls. IT may be concerned about getting locked out of computers with Secure Boot; it’s easier to wipe a machine and load a stock corporate image when setting it up.

Source: Infoworld

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