Microsoft | Jun 24, 2017 | Master3395
Microsoft has released a whitepaper which talks about how Windows 10 offers strong ransomware protection to keep your computer protected at all times. While ransomware was always an issue, it never came into highlight as much as it is after the wrath of the WannaCrypt attack.
Ransomware could have severe effects. The range of the attack could vary from a simple attack on a computer to an attack which halts health and infrastructure services, the latter being a critical issue. If not resolved on time, the monetary loss and other losses could be unbearable. Unfortunately, no platform is safe from ransomware. It has attacked Linux, Mac and Windows.
Whitepaper on Ransomware protection in Windows 10
While Microsoft was always committed to cyber security, recent incidents have prompted it to take extra measures to recognize and mitigate. A few of them are as follows:
Microsoft claims that no Windows 10 user was affected by the recent Wannacrypt ransomware attack. This is indeed a very proud claim considering the panic the attack created. Even more, they have another claim. Microsoft claims that their new operating system Windows 10 S is not vulnerable to any known ransomware.
While the success of Windows 10 in controlling the WannaCrypt ransomware attack is phenomenal, not all users use Windows 10. Rather, many still rely on unsupported versions of Windows. While Microsoft is neither responsible for unsupported versions nor accountable, they understand how crucial it could be for their customer base and keep pushing updates to help them as well. With the creators update, Windows pushed strong features for Edge to prevent such attacks.
A 4-step policy followed by Microsoft is as follows:
To update OS and software on time.
To educate users of attacks and prevention.
To keep checking anti-malware should be up to date.
To back up necessary data on cloud.
You can download the PDF document from Microsoft by clicking here.
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