Microsoft Says Windows 10 Anniversary Update Can Deal with Zero-Days Without Any Patches

Again, this is not an update but a "reimagining" of the OS from the top-down. Period.

Microsoft has said Windows 10 security measures are so strong that they can block zero-day vulnerabilities without even being patched. Well, that’s something…

Researchers at the Redmond tech giant have found that two zero-day security exploits that they patched in November wouldn’t have worked on Windows 10 machines running Anniversary Update. The company is taking some extra steps this year to earn user trust with better privacy and security tools.

For the past few months, Microsoft has been testing the security features of Windows 10 and its Edge browser. Mitigation techniques, such as AppContainer sandboxing, were shipped with the Anniversary Update in August. These features can “stop exploits of newly discovered and even undisclosed vulnerabilities,” the company has said.

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Last modified on Monday, 16 January 2017 21:05

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