Enhanced phishing protection and more security features to Be Enabled on windows 11
Windows 11 will provide improved phishing prevention
Windows 11 will provide improved phishing prevention and more security measures, TL;DR: Phishing is still a concern, with scammers targeting streaming services, parking meters, and people paying taxes recently.
With this in mind, one of Windows 11’s newest security features is meant to fight against such attacks. This, as well as other new security enhancements, will be available later this year.
When users submit Microsoft account credentials to websites or programs notorious for phishing schemes, Windows 11’s enhanced phishing security will alert them. It also guards against misleading advertising.
Go to Windows Security > App & Browser Control > Reputation-based Protection > Phishing Protection to enable the option. Phishing prevention can also warn users about passwords that have been repeated or are stored insecurely.
In February, one method entailed imitating financial services company Intuit and sending out fake security notifications. Another incident in January involved the usage of QR codes on parking meters that led to fraudulent websites.
Kaspersky reported late last year on the growing popularity of streaming accounts as a phishing target.
Thankfully, there are no onerous requirements for turning on Windows 11’s phishing protection.
Another interesting security feature Microsoft announced this week employs cloud-based AI to prohibit untrusted, dangerous, and unsigned apps, but it requires users to update Windows in order to use it.
Microsoft also intends to add personal data encryption, which would allow Windows Hello for Business to protect customers’ data in the event that their devices are lost or stolen.
Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity will be enabled by default in the upcoming Windows 11 release, ensuring that only signed and trustworthy drivers are loaded.
These and other planned security features for the operating system are detailed in this Microsoft blog article.