Windows 10 Fall Creators Update comes with more built-in security features

By: George Finley
2 minute read

Windows is getting safer: Microsoft in giving security competitors a run for their money with the many built-in security features coming with the Fall Creators Update.

Arguably, throughout its many years of existence, Microsoft has shifted its priorities for Windows. From one version to the next, it seemed like the company had completely different ideas. With Windows 10, Microsoft is really keen on providing top notch security, something that can be seen in all the different features that the OS comes with and offers.

Some of the more prominent features that rely heavily on improved security in Windows 10 are the Windows Store, the forced updates for Windows and even the latest version of the OS, Windows 10 S.

Kaspersky doesn’t like it

While it might seem like a great thing that Microsoft is pushing for more security in its software, it’s not seen that way by security and antivirus providers and competitors like Kaspersky. Antivirus companies rely on Microsoft’s Windows platform in order to sell their own products and the fact that Microsoft is making aggressive moves in that space concerns competitors.

Recently, Kaspersky even launched a complaint against Microsoft. Their EU antitrust complaint targeted the recent aggressive decisions made by the Windows maker that resulted in numerous Windows Defender changes and Windows 10 bundles.

Not enough

Microsoft doesn’t seem to be having enough and wants to add even more tools in Windows 10 that target overall system security. The newest batch of security tools would arrive alongside the latest update coming to Windows 10, specifically the new Fall Creators Update.

Alex Ionescu, which is well known in the Windows community as an internal expert, also chimed in with his own tweet, letting users know that Windows develoeprs would include changes to the kernel.

The speculated (and pretty much confirmed) implementation of EMET into Windows 10 looks more imminent than ever. EMET stands for Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit and it’s used as a countermeasure against software vulnerability exploit attempts.

This would be indeed an amazing addition to the overall Windows 10 security feature roster, as the purpose of EMET is to make it as hard as possible for intruders to actually take advantage of any potential software vulnerabilities they might find. This might go a bit against earlier news that EMET might not get Microsoft support after July 2018, but the fact that statistics put Windows 10 below Windows 7 in terms of security might be troubling enough to keep it afloat.

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