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  • Definitive list of security improvements in Win10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709

    Posted on December 11th, 2017 at 12:23 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There’s a new post from ‘Softie Paul Bergson that goes into some detail about new security features in Win10 1709.

    It’s impressive. Many of the features are enhancements to older tools, like EMET and ASLR, that got a big boost in 1709. Others are completely new.

    The proof of the pudding, of course, is in the tasting. Will folks running 1709 see fewer malware intrusions? Remains to be seen, but the work from Microsoft is formidable.

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     MrBrian 1 year, 2 months ago.

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    • #151316 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      There’s a new post from ‘Softie Paul Bergson that goes into some detail about new security features in Win10 1709. It’s impressive. Many of the featur
      [See the full post at: Definitive list of security improvements in Win10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709]

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    • #151324 Reply

      MrJimPhelps
      AskWoody_MVP

      I believe that improved security is a key reason for the telemetry that Microsoft is doing. These improvements are excellent and will make large corporations want to stay with Windows.

      Group "L" (Linux Mint)
      with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
    • #151331 Reply

      zero2dash
      AskWoody Lounger

      Maybe I’m being too cynical, but I still think this is all snake oil.
      Don’t use Edge? You’re screwed.
      Don’t use Defender? You’re also screwed.

      EMET is still available (and hasn’t been pulled yet by MS, though I expect within the next year or two, it will be), and installable in 7, 8, and 8.1. It does all the protections they’ve passed on to Defender, without requiring Defender to have them.

      Furthermore, I would argue that at least 95% of home users do not use MS browsers, and instead, use 3rd party browsers which have all been touted and proven to be “more secure” (than MS’ offerings). Those home users would probably benefit from these protections the most, but they’re not offered in Win10 Home.

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    • #151372 Reply

      anonymous

      With these new improvements, perhaps it’ll be safe to soon install 1709 in one more month or so.

    • #151439 Reply

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Meh, I am always a bit skeptical about all this. But at least Microsoft is conscious of working to make Windows 10 secure. I don’t care to be tied down to everything Microsoft to obtain this security though.

    • #151471 Reply

      Anonymous

      Neither of my two Win 10 computers have yet had the Fall Creators dumped onto them. Am I living right, or what?

    • #151524 Reply

      anonymous

      🙂 Well I will think january or february it’ll be safe to install. I’ll be sure to save my stuff on my usb drive just to be on the safe side before then

    • #151676 Reply

      Fred
      AskWoody Lounger

      ? Well I will think january or february it’ll be safe to install. I’ll be sure to save my stuff on my usb drive just to be on the safe side before then

      recon to image the lot here

    • #151719 Reply

      JohnW
      AskWoody Plus

      I am always happy to see Microsoft taking OS hardening seriously. 🙂

      In the article they state that: “If you are a current Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) user, you will be happy to know that features that are available within EMET have been migrated to Windows Defender Exploit Guard (WDEG) Exploit Protection (EP). EMET is a great tool but it is being sunset and what is great about WDEG, the fixes are built into the operating system whereas EMET’s were shimmed in. These newly built-in, mitigations are even more comprehensive than EMET.”

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      MrBrian
      AskWoody_MVP

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

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