The great firm “Microsoft”is again bringing some security-related changes inits Windows 10 with the next Fall Creators Update. These exciting changes will prevent (hide) your important files from harmful online threats such as ransomware. The upcoming update can be launched in the month of September.
A preview of the changes,including a new controlled folder access feature is now available for the Windows 10 testers.Yesterday, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16232 for PC that includes some of the new security features coming with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, has been released. The releasing of Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15228 is also in the list and is coming soon.
This is especially designed to allow only the specific apps to access or to read/ write to a folder.If enabled, the default list will not allow the apps to access the desktop, movies, pictures and document folders.
Head of Microsoft’s Windows Insiders program, Dona Sarkar explains that “Whatever changes are made by the apps to the files within a particular protected folderis regularly monitored by the Controlled folder”.This feature will sendthe users a notification message tonotify that the app has attempted to make changes to the protected files resulting into the blacklisting of the app. This upcoming feature “Controlled folder”is especially designed for the end-to-end security against the viruses attacks and ransomware affects.
Nowadays, Ransomware is in the headlines; you might be familiar with this word and know very well that it is a type of malicious software that locks the victims outside its system, not allowing them to access and work on their system. To provide that computer’s access back to the victim, it demands a ransom in BiCoins to be paid within specified period of time. It is very much similar to the ‘WannacryPetya’ attacks that took place all over the world in last few days.An exploit protection is also added into the inbuilt Defender software of the Windows 10, which fight against the virus and malware before it harms your device.
Microsoft’s chief said that the company’s aim is to keep our customers safe from today’s increasing threats regarding data security. Thus, the new security features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will provide a safe platform for the good users and a harder one to the bad guys. The firm also declared that concerning the rapid and increasing cyber threats, we realize that they should do something better. Therefore,a unique unit that brings various fields such as science, automation, machine learning, etc. together is developed by the company to block the malware, virus, etc.
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