A feature that went almost unnoticed in Windows Phone 8.1 because of its modest installation base has been raising security questions now that it has been added to Windows 10.
Another example of how vendors sometimes choose to improve usability to the detriment of user security has been recently discovered by security researcher and Microsoft MVP Patrick Barker.
"Even in 2015 - the era of high-quality mitigations and security mechanisms - one good bug still suffices for a complete system compromise," Mateusz Jurczyk, an infosec engineer with Google Project Zero, noted in a recent talk at the REcon security conference in Montreal.
With Windows 10, Microsoft will be adding a new layer of protection against dynamic script-based malware and non-traditional avenues of cyberattack: the Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI).
Microsoft is ready to abandon the longstanding patching schedule that saw patches and security updates being delivered on the second Tuesday of every month.
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