Microsoft has been persuading customers from some time now to upgrade to the latest version Windows 10 to avoid any security threats or ransom ware attacks. The company has already increased the security features in its upcoming Fall Creators Update.
Now in the latest blog post the company has requested users to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 due to the increasing number of security threats. With new security threats and exploitation techniques like Sandbox Bypass, Heapspray, ROP, Shellcode popping up Microsoft is persuading customers to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10.
Microsoft which is now bringing Windows as a Service (WaaS) model is releasing updates every six months to combat security threats and offering new features. The company has already enabled by default threat mitigation techniques in Windows 10 which include Heap and Kernel Pool protections, Win32k Syscall filtering, Control Flow Guard and more.
The Universal Windows apps and Classic Win 32 app downloaded from the Windows Store have their own protection systems enabled which prevent customers from encountering malware when using these apps as the software submitted to the Windows Store goes through a malicious screening process before making it public.
The company wants users to upgrade to Windows 10 since it Reduces the attack surface of Windows Platform, Eliminates existing exploitation techniques, Reducing impact of vulnerability by isolation and more.