Windows 10: Microsoft: Windows 10 Is the Most Secure Operating System

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  1. Cluster Head's Avatar
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       18 Nov 2015 #1

    Microsoft: Windows 10 Is the Most Secure Operating System


    Redmond claims it focused on security for Windows 10


    Microsoft has put a lot of effort into Windows 10, and the company keeps reminding us of this on every single occasion, so it shouldn't come as a big surprise that CEO Satya Nadella has praised the security of the operating system at a recent event in Washington.

    Speaking about the enhancements Microsoft has made to Windows 10 in terms of security, Nadella has called the company's latest product ”the most secure operating system,” explaining that it comes with significant improvements in this regard for both consumers and enterprises.

    “In Windows 10 we have great technologies - core security technologies - in fact the virtualisation infrastructure coupled with security features is what makes Windows 10 the most secure operating system,” Nadella explained after a demo of Device Guard and Credential Guard, two of the new security features of Windows 10, made by Microsoft's general manager, Julia White.
    Read more: http://news.softpedia.com/news/micro...m-496352.shtml
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       18 Nov 2015 #2

    ... once you get rid of powershell, disable windows scripting host and set UAC to full, it gets close to it.
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  3.    18 Nov 2015 #3

    Don't we hear this for every new O.S., i mean I'm sure it does have improved security but it will become 'less secure' when they want us to buy a new O.S.
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  4. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.953
       18 Nov 2015 #4

    I find it a lot more secure so does everyone in my household.
    Also if upgrade done right more stable as well.
    All drivers and software up to date.
    Altogether with what we have in our house and my daughter has in her house and businesses which number 25 systems altogether, not one has played up or crashed all run on Edge Browser.
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  5. larc919's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x3 Windows 10 Home x1
       18 Nov 2015 #5

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    I find it a lot more secure so does everyone in my household.
    Also if upgrade done right more stable as well.
    The secure part will be more obvious to me in time, but I do find 10 to be quite stable. Although I don't believe it is even one atom more stable than 8.1.
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  6. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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       18 Nov 2015 #6

    yes with 8.1 was always freezing and hanging, 10 none at all
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  7.    18 Nov 2015 #7

    Boot your Windows 10 PC with a Linux Live USB flash drive, look at the hard disk and tell me what you see. What you see is the entire Windows NTFS file system laid before you. You can access any of the files (read, modify, copy, delete, etc) including personal data files with no password required. If there are multiple Windows user accounts you can see and access all files with no password required.

    Secure? Not very if someone has physical access to your Windows 10 pc, a USB flash drive and a free copy of a Live Linux ISO.
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  8. Cliff S's Avatar
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       18 Nov 2015 #8

    Antilope said: View Post
    Boot your Windows 10 PC with a Linux Live USB flash drive, look at the hard disk and tell me what you see. What you see is the entire Windows NTFS file system laid before you. You can access any of the files (read, modify, copy, delete, etc) including personal data files with no password required. If there are multiple Windows user accounts you can see and access all files with no password required.

    Secure? Not very if someone has physical access to your Windows 10 pc, a USB flash drive and a free copy of a Live Linux ISO.
    If you don't physically secure your PC, as well as virtually, you deserve what you get.(I was gonna use the "H" word, but it's implied)
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  9.    18 Nov 2015 #9

    A smart 8 year old with a USB flash drive can gain access to every file on you Windows 10 PC in the 90-seconds it take to boot it up.

    All he needs:

    -An 8gb or greater USB flash drive
    -A copy of Rufus (available free on the internet)
    -A free Linux ISO(available free on the internet) that creates a Live Linux session (Ubuntu or Linux Mint)

    Download Rufus, put USB flash drive into his Windows PC, point Rufus at downloaded Linux ISO. Create Linux bootable USB.

    Place USB flash drive in you Windows 10 PC. Boot the Your PC from the flash drive. Go to the the Linux File Manager on the Linux desktop that is displayed (looks just like Windows) and all of your Windows 10 hard disk files are available for copy, deletion, moving, opening etc. No password required.

    This could be prevented if the Windows 10 PC is secured with Bit-Locker or if there is a bios password set and the hard disk is set to boot ahead of the USB device.

    This security is not set by default and probably 99% of Windows 10 PC's could be accessed in this way.
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
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       18 Nov 2015 #10

    Antilope said: View Post
    A smart 8 year old with a USB flash drive can gain access to every file on you Windows 10 PC in the 90-seconds it take to boot it up.
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