Windows operating systems are never considered to be the best when it comes to security. However, Microsoft is looking to change that impression with the help of Windows 10. In the latest operating system, Microsoft has brought some new security features that will help you in keeping your device safe and secure. All of these measures have been brought to Windows 10 to remove the password system as it is always risky. Some of the new security additions brought with Windows 10 are outlined below.
Device Guard has been a helpful tool in the past as it allowed the users to take a look at the content they are downloading before the download process takes place. The working of Device Guard is more or less the same, but Microsoft claims that this software has received a major update in the latest operating system which will allow it to stop even more types of malware. Windows 10 is relatively new, which means that it is heaven for hackers. They will try their best to sneak past security and get into your computer, but with the help of Device Guard, you can save yourself a whole lot of trouble. It will tell you what kind of software you are about to download, and then you can make your decision accordingly.
Passport is a new feature brought in with Windows 10, and it allows you to gain access to multiple websites, social networking platforms, and applications without remembering a set of different passwords. However, to use it, you will have to first register yourself and put in one PIN code that will be used to access all platforms supporting Windows passport. Here’s how Passport feature will work on Windows 10.
“Windows 10 will ask you to verify that you have possession of your device before it authenticates on your behalf, with a PIN or Windows Hello on devices with biometric sensors. Once authenticated with “Passport”, you will be able to instantly access a growing set of websites and services … favorite commerce sites, email and social networking services, financial institutions, business networks.”
Finally, we have Windows Hello, an amazing new feature that gets rid of passwords altogether. You will now be able to sign into your computer using biometrics – fingerprints, iris, or facial recognition. You can even select all three of these functions to make your security even stronger. Passwords are always unsafe as they can be discovered by someone. However, if your device is locked by biometrics, then it will not work unless you make it work. Windows Hello is a really nice new addition to Windows 10 and will surely come in handy for a large number of people who are always concerned about their device’s security.