September 22, 2023

Microsoft has released a new update that enables new security features to its Windows 11 OS not restricted to below ones

  • Application control enhancements
  • Vulnerable driver protection
  • Enhanced identity protection
  • Simplified password management

Smart App Control that provides people with a tight level of security even when choosing their own applications. By using AL and a database of 43 trillion security signals gathered will help to prevent scripting attacks and protect users from running untrusted or unsigned applications often associated with malware or attack tools.

Another security improvement regards hypervisor–protected code integrity (HVCI), a technology that uses virtualization–based security (VBS) for enhanced kernel protection against potential threats. After the update, HVCI will be enabled by default on all new Windows 11 devices.

An upgraded version of vulnerable driver block list is available, which will also be on by default for all new Windows 11 computers.

Another feature is that the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen can now detect and warn users when they’re entering passwords into a known compromised app or website. The company also upgraded Windows Hello for Business to make deployment easier.


Other feature includes enabling Windows Defender Credential Guard and credential isolation with Local Security Authority (LSA) protection by default with Windows 11 Enterprise.

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