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Microsoft Bolsters Ransomware Protection in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

15
Nov
2016
Microsoft Bolsters Ransomware Protection in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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Microsoft says it hardened its ransomware defenses in Windows 10 Anniversary Update in the face of skyrocketing infection rates and a doubling in the number ransomware variants released into the wild over the past 12 months.

In a whitepaper (PDF) released last week, Microsoft explained its latest anti-ransomware solutions bundled this past August with the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update. One of those improvements includes an updated Microsoft Edge browser with advanced sandboxing technology specific to the exploit-magnet Adobe Flash Player.

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