1.    24 Jul 2015 #1
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    Security in Windows 10


    Today, we’re sharing more on security in Windows 10. Windows 10 has more built-in security protections to help safeguard you against viruses, phishing, and malware, it’s the most secure Windows ever. New features are now delivered through automatic updates, helping you to stay current and your system to feel fresh, so you’re free to do.



    Windows Hello

    How many passwords do you have? You’re almost certainly thinking “Too many!” Windows Hello helps address this challenge with a biometric alternative to passwords which provides enterprise-grade secure instant access to your Windows 10 devices* and Microsoft online services. Using just your finger print or even your face, Windows will greet you by name, providing a fast, secured, password-free way to log in. Keeping up-to-date is also simple, as free updates will help people stay current with the latest features and security updates for the supported lifetime of the device. We’ll be talking more about Windows Hello in the next couple of days so stay tuned.

    Microsoft Edge

    What’s the first thing you do when you sign-in to Windows? Most people start up the browser. Windows 10 includes Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser built to give you a better web experience—one that’s made for easy sharing, reading, researching, and getting things done. Microsoft Edge has been designed to be the most secure browser that we’ve ever released and it uses advanced sandboxing technology to isolate what you’re experiencing online from your personal information, data and of course Windows itself.

    SmartScreen

    Microsoft SmartScreen helps protect you while you’re using Microsoft Edge from phishing sites that may attempt to steal your identity and personal information. Microsoft SmartScreen performs reputation checks for each site you visit, and will block the malicious ones. It will also defend you against socially-engineered downloads of malicious software using a cloud based app reputation service that is continuously evaluating the billions of new apps that are published to the internet every year for malicious behavior.

    Windows Defender

    Microsoft SmartScreen is out there on the perimeter helping you stay safe while you’re online and Windows Defender is a robust back stop that will help defend you from advanced malware. Windows Defender is a robust antimalware solution that is included as part of Windows 10, working right out-of-the box to help you stay protected. Windows Defender provides the defense you need; it is constantly updated to meet evolving threats as they are identified and is quick to detect and protect you against emerging malware, seen in the first critical hours. Windows Defender uses a highly scalable and geo-distributed backend service in the cloud that leverages data from about one billion devices to draw lightning fast insights and respond in hundreds of milliseconds.

    Microsoft Family

    With just a few clicks in Windows 10, you can help keep your kids safer online by adding them to your PC with a local account or their own Microsoft account. By signing in with a Microsoft account all of their family settings will roam with them on any Windows 10 device. Microsoft family features, included as part of Windows, help keep your kids safer by blocking adult websites, helping you set good screen time habits for your kids, blocking age-inappropriate apps and games, and providing you a look into their digital world through activity reports. With Windows 10 you can feel confident that your kids are exploring their digital world without getting trapped in the dark corners of the internet. Plus in the next several months, we will be adding the ability for you to track your kids’ purchases and spending more closely, and giving you ways to let them spend safely in the Windows Store, without sharing your credit card.

    With Windows 10 you can rest assured you’ll always have the latest security protections. To learn more about the security features offered in Windows 10 visit: http://www.microsoft.com/security. Check back tomorrow for our next post in this series of sharing awesome features in Windows 10.

    *Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors.

    Source: Security in Windows 10 | Blogging Windows
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Jul 2015 at 17:33.
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  2.    24 Jul 2015 #2
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    Sounds really good - must get that.

    Oh, forgot, I've had it since October
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  3.    26 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote from the article, about Edge:

    Microsoft Edge has been designed to be the most secure browser that we’ve ever released and it uses advanced sandboxing technology to isolate what you’re experiencing online from your personal information, data and of course Windows itself.
    To my recollection, MS had made similar claims for IE 11 like this one:

    Or this one:

    I do hope that MS is correct at this time, but I am somewhat skeptical...
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  4.    26 Jul 2015 #4
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    So 10 has become more secure, because it has got security notifications?!
    All of the present features have been in Windows since Vista, but makes a great AD.
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  5.    26 Jul 2015 #5
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    So secure that when the default processing of the Microsoft Account is entered during setup, it uses the beginning of your email to name the useraccount folders. What if I want to be Dad on the family PC and Red Baron on my desktop?

    Let's guess what the rest of the email is, er, @hotmail.com, @live.com perhaps...
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  6.    26 Jul 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    As I understand it, isn't the biggest security threat Microsoft themselves, the Licence agreement seems to give them permission to monitor anything you do, type or voice on your computer ? and use it in any way they wish, including selling it on for marketing purposes.

    or am I misunderstanding the hype ?

    Andy
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  7.    27 Jul 2015 #7
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    You can disable most of it in privacy settings, but it will cripple Cortana, store apps and other things.
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  8.    27 Jul 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    So secure that when the default processing of the Microsoft Account is entered during setup, it uses the beginning of your email to name the useraccount folders. What if I want to be Dad on the family PC and Red Baron on my desktop?

    Let's guess what the rest of the email is, er, @hotmail.com, @live.com perhaps...
    The 'trick' to the userid snafu is to bypass the MS login prompt whereupon you will get a userid prompt.
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