The move made by Microsoft to improve the security features of Windows 10 has only proven that the company is aware of the ransomware threat happening on Windows computers. With this new update, they have highlighted several features that have been added to the operating system, which should aid in fending off ransomware.
Windows 10 has added some security features, which include browser-oriented security updates. This was made in order to fend off exploit kit attacks through Web browsers. For this reason, Microsoft focused on their Edge browser in which they have created additional difficulties for malware to hack a device running the new update.
Changes in this area are primarily focused on the Adobe Flash Player and the browser plugin. Basically, Microsoft has made it possible for threats that are known to be notorious to be a security weakness. Therefore, Flash Player will run on a case or container, which means that the app will be surrounded by encryption codes. This will prevent the occurrence of malware attack to execute any scripts out of the app.
Nevertheless, this tech may not be so reliable as there are Trojans and viruses that have been proven to penetrate this type of defense. The only advantage is that it can stop most ransomware attacks.
Since most browsers have already blocked Adobe Flash Player, including Google Chrome, this new update from Microsoft might just be a great way to test if it is indeed working. However, Adobe has updated its users that browsers need to be updated with the latest version of Flash to avoid any possible threats.
Perhaps if Microsoft Edge is regularly updated, it can really address security issues that have been attributed to Adobe Flash. Users may now have an option to use HTML5 for their Chrome browser or stay with Flash Player by simply using Microsoft Edge for now.
After all, if this move by Microsoft to update the Windows 10 platform should be proven effective, the advantages that Adobe Flash Player has to offer might still be enjoyed by avid users who are not ready yet to move on to HTML5.