Wednesday, December 7

Windows 11 will now help you protect your passwords | Digital Trends Spanish


The new one Windows 11 22H2 update It has just been released, bringing an interesting security feature. Dubbed “Enhanced Phishing Protection,” this feature was created to help users protect their Windows passwords a little better.

Enhanced phishing protection will warn users every time they enter their Windows password in places where it isn’t needed. Is that how it works.

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Many people use the same password across multiple websites, programs, and emails, even if it’s not secure. Surprisingly, many of us pay quite little attention to the security of our Windows password, but it’s a good idea to keep an eye on it. Microsoft has decided to make it easier by implementing enhanced Phishing Protection in Windows 11. Microsoft briefly talked about the feature in a blog post.

Windows login credentials are especially valuable to would-be attackers if they belong to someone within an organization. Infiltrating a single computer could give a hacker access to the entire network, and it only gets worse from there. Combine that with the fact that many of us don’t use strong passwords on our work computers, and there may be a problem.

While Microsoft isn’t addressing password security itself, its new antiphishing feature makes it easier to make sure your password doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. It comes with two settings, one for password reuse and one for password storage.

“SmartScreen identifies and protects against corporate password entry on reported phishing sites or apps that connect to phishing sites, password reuse on any app or site, and passwords typed in Notepad, Wordpad, or Microsoft 365 apps,” he said. Microsoft security product manager Sinclaire Hamilton bleeping computer.

When both options are enabled in Windows 11, the feature will warn you if you’re trying to store your password in an app like Notepad. It will also alert you if you enter your Windows password on a website, letting you know not to reuse it outside of accessing Windows 11.

How to enable enhanced phishing protection

Enhanced phishing protection feature in Windows 11.
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To try this feature for yourself, make sure you have the latest Windows 11 (22H2) update. Once it does, follow this path to locate the setting: Start > Settings > Privacy and security > Windows Security Browser and app control > Reputation-based protection settings.

In that section, you will find Warn me about password reuse Y Warn me about insecure password storage. Activate both and enjoy the extra layer of protection.

This is definitely a strong feature and a nice addition from Microsoft. Hopefully it will continue to expand it to include more applications in order to further increase security.

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