Following its launch a week ago, Windows 10 has come under a certain amount of scrutiny for possible security issues. While Microsoft looks to provide a much more personalised user experience, some customers are more cautious about the information being shared.
However having used the operating system for some months now and trialing it against other systems, we can say that we have identified it as one of the most secure Windows systems we have ever worked with.
Microsoft seem committed to giving it’s users multiple ways in how they can stay secure when using their PC’s. Here are 3 key security features of Windows 10 that will help your PC stay safe:
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Microsoft’s new Device Guard is aimed at blocking malware attacks by vetting applications that try to access a Windows 10 machine and its network. It basically blocks any applications that are not signed by specific software vendors, the Windows app store, and an enterprise itself.
Similar to Apple Touch, Windows Hello has been touted by Microsoft as a password-killer feature that uses your face, iris, or your fingerprint to launch Windows 10 devices, doing away with the use of vulnerable passwords. It should be noted however that this new feature will require a compatible device for it to work, you can find out more here.
Also in sync with the theme of password liberation is Windows 10’s new Passport feature that lets users authenticate to applications, websites, and networks without passwords. It will ask you to verify that you have possession of your device before it authenticates on your behalf, with a PIN or via Windows Hello. Once authenticated with “Passport”, you will be able to instantly access a growing set of your favourite websites, services and news, basically building up your own portfolio of interests and storing this to create a more personal user experience.
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