Windows 10 Will Use Virtualization For Extra Security

An interesting article from informationweek by Kelly Sheridan titled ”  Windows 10 Will Use Virtualization For Extra Security”


When we’re talking about Windows 10features, security upgrades are often edged out of the spotlight by flashy additions like Cortana for desktop, Microsoft Edge, and Universal Apps.

Perhaps this is because Microsoft is targeting a broad consumer audience with its new operating system, and many people don’t care quite as much about nitty-gritty security details as they do about the return of the Start menu. Increased security is not an attention-grabber for everyone.

That said, there are still plenty of consumers and enterprise customers who want to know how their devices and data will be protected on Windows 10. We’re living and working in an age of heightened security risk. The question is not whether an attack will happen, but when.

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“The threats that we’re seeing are dramatically different from what we saw four years ago,” Chris Hallum, senior product manager for Windows business security, said in an interview with InformationWeek. “Organizations are still getting breached, even when they have the very best security solutions.”

Today’s attacks are more aggressive and targeted. Detection-based models for pinpointing malware are no longer enough. Most hackers use one of two avenues in a security breach: identity theft and increasingly advanced malware.

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