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Windows 10 Will Now Let You Reset Forgotten Password Directly From the Lock Screen

Windows 10 Will Now Let You Reset Forgotten Password Directly From the Lock Screen

July 17, 2017Mohit Kumar
Microsoft is making every effort to make its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update bigger than ever before by beefing up its security practices and hardening it against hackers and cyber attacks in its next release. Microsoft is finally adding one of the much-requested features to Windows 10: Pin and Password recovery option directly from the lock screen. Yes, the next big update of Windows 10, among other features, will allow you to recover your forgotten pin and password, allowing you to reset your Windows password directly from the lock screen. In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you will see "Reset password" or "I forgot my PIN" options on the login screen along with the sign-in box, mspoweruser confirmed . Once you click on the option, Windows 10 will take you to the OOBE where Cortana will help you reset your password, after you successfully verify your identity using either your secondary email, your phone number, or Microsoft Authenticator. A veri
Next Windows 10 Version May Have Built-in EMET Anti-Exploit Program

Next Windows 10 Version May Have Built-in EMET Anti-Exploit Program

June 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
It seems Microsoft is planning to build its EMET anti-exploit tool into the kernel of Windows 10 Creator Update (also known as RedStone 3), which is expected to release in September/October 2017. So you may not have to separately download and install EMET in the upcoming version of the Windows 10. If true, this would be the second big change Microsoft is making in its Windows 10 Fall update after planning to remove SMBv1 to enhance its users security. EMET or Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, currently optional, is a free anti-exploit toolkit for Microsoft's Windows operating systems designed to boost the security of your computer against complex threats such as zero-day vulnerabilities. " EMET helps protect your computer systems even before new and undiscovered threats are formally addressed by security updates and antimalware software ," Microsoft site reads. Basically EMET detects and prevents buffer overflows and memory corruption vulnerabilities,
Microsoft to Remove SMBv1 Protocol in Next Windows 10 Version (RedStone 3)

Microsoft to Remove SMBv1 Protocol in Next Windows 10 Version (RedStone 3)

June 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
The Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1) — a 30-year-old file sharing protocol which came to light last month after the devastating WannaCry outbreak — will be removed from the upcoming Windows 10 (1709) Redstone 3 Update. The SMBv1 is one of the internet's most ancient networking protocols that allows the operating systems and applications to read and write data to a system and a system to request services from a server. The WannaCry ransomware , which wreaked havoc last month, was also leveraging an NSA's Windows SMB exploit, dubbed EternalBlue , leaked by the Shadow Brokers in its April data dump. The WannaCry ransomware menace shut down hospitals , telecommunication providers, and many businesses worldwide, infecting hundreds of thousands of unpatched Windows servers running SMBv1 in more than 150 countries within just 72 hours on 12th of May. Although Microsoft patched the vulnerability in SMBv1 in March in MS17-010 , the company meanwhile strongly advised us
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