RV_ Posted February 5, 2016 Report Share Posted February 5, 2016 I use these products and have used the EMET tool in the past when a zero day emerged, and it was called for on the MS posts. However many may be unfamiliar with the tool and if using older versions can download it and try it out. Excerpt: "The fallback security against zero-day attacks on Microsoft software is now redundant for Windows 10 and Edge, according to the Redmond company. Microsoft has released a Windows 10-compatible version of its seven-year-old anti zero-day tool but says the product is surplus to requirements for its latest OS and Edge browser. Since 2009, if Microsoft couldn't patch a software flaw before it came under attack, it would tell enterprise customers to use EMET, the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. It has recommended it many times over the years but a case in point was when FireEye found hackers exploiting a bug affecting all versions of IE. Microsoft didn't have a patch, so it told everyone to use EMET until it released one. The company this week announced the officially Windows 10-compatible version 5.5 of EMET. However, it launches as a tool that Microsoft believes is now largely redundant, thanks to inbuilt security improvements it has made to Windows 10. Microsoft is so confident of how it has hardened its Windows 10 Edge browser that it's dropped support for it in EMET 5.5. "Given the advanced technologies used to protect Microsoft Edge, including industry-leading sandboxing, compiler, and memory-management techniques, EMET 5.5 mitigations do not apply to Edge," Microsoft's EMET team said. Microsoft is just as confident that Windows 10 devices won't need EMET. "We have implemented many features and mitigations that can make EMET unnecessary on devices running Windows 10," it said." Again much more, related links and stories here in the full article: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-windows-10-edge-so-secure-they-dont-need-our-emet-anti-zero-day-shield/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61 Safe computing! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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