Tag Archives: Windows 10

Windows 10 free update phase ends in July 2016

2 July 2016

It’s high time to migrate to Windows 10. The free update phase ends in July 2015, one year after the first release of the most secure Windows operating system ever.

Windows 10 is the best choice for home users and SME. The core Windows 10 OS with the integrated SmartScreen application and URL reputation check and Windows Defender already provides a good security out-of-the-box, at no additional cost.

With UAC set to ‘Always notify me’ and with the rigorous waiving to work constantly with administrative privileges, a high security level is achieved with small impact on usability

It’s time to get started!

Have a good weekend.

Bromium Partners to Bring Micro-virtualization to Windows 10

14 July 2015

This is perhaps the most exciting news of the year. Bromiums micro-virtualization technology in connection with the latest security technology of Windows 10 and integrated in Microsoft System Center – sounds like the next generation endpoint security solution that we so desperately need.

In particular because signature based anti-malware solutions can be tricked by simple means. For details see the cyber arms post Anti-Virus Bypass with Shellter 4.0 on Kali Linux.

Take care!

Why should companies migrate to Windows 10?

28 January 2015

This question is often asked in the media. Most companies shy away from migrating to Windows 8.1. One reason for this might be because they invested a considerable effort in the migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 only few years before.

Besides great security features like User Access Control, Microsoft introduced the SMB v2 protocol with Windows Vista. SMB v2 allows signing of network packets, which protects against Man-in-the-Middle attacks.

SMB v3 was introduced with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. SMB v3 allows encryption of data while it is transferred across the network, which protects against wiretapping.

In addition to SMB signing and encryption, Two Factor authentication will be introduced in Windows 10. Even if this security features would be the only innovations in Windows 10 (the new user interface looks great), I would strongly recommend companies to start the evaluation of Windows 10 as soon as possible.

Watch this YouTube video and form your opinion…

Don’t Panic!

Windows 10 offers two-factor authentication out of the box – Thank’s, Microsoft!

30 October 2014

Native support for Two Factor Authentication in Windows 10. This news saved my day!

This new security feature in Windows 10 might be the reason why IT groups start evaluation of Windows 10 as soon possible. Because with Two Factor Authorization all data breaches with root cause ‘theft of credentials’ will become impossible. Phishing attacks in the enterprise environment will become meaningless and the ‘strong password’ discussion obsolete from one day to the next.

But the best is yet to come: Two Factor Authentication will be available for all platforms. With windows 10 you can use the same Two Factor Authentication method for your mobile devices as for your laptop or workstation. It’s really a pity that Windows 10 will not run on iDevices.

For details see the Jim Alkove’s post ’Windows 10: Security and Identity Protection for the Modern World’

Hopefully, Microsoft will support Two Factor Authentication also for the Windows Home Editions.