Controlled folder access: The Windows έχουν πληγεί δύο φορές από μολύνσεις ransomware τους τελευταίους μήνες. Χιλιάδες υπολογιστές κατέληξαν με κρυπτογραφημένα αρχεία από το κακόβουλο λογισμικό, αφού οι ιδιοκτήτες δεν κατάφεραν να προστατεύσουν σωστά τα data them, with updates or finally with a backup.
Η Microsoft είχε διαθέσει ενημερώσεις των Windows που είχαν σαν στόχο να εμποδίσουν αυτές τις μολύνσεις, και τα περισσότερα από τα συστήματα που μολύνθηκαν δεν είχαν εγκαταστήσει τα πιο recently patches.
So it was very clear that the company should develop a solution that would keep users safe, even if no updates were available.
Let's talk about Controlled folder access.
This is a new feature that Microsoft is currently testing with the help of insiders. The new feature is supposed to monitor critical folders and will alert users whenever an application tries to make unauthorized actions.
The new tool Controlled folder access is integrated into the Center security of Windows Defender in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build preview. It is expected to be available for everyone, with the official release of the operating system in September.
It's over encryption from ransomware?
With Windows folders protected by default, the new feature will be able to monitor any folder on your system, even on shared networks and map drives, ensuring that if there is a ransomware, it will not be able to make modifications to your PC.
Windows 10 users will be able to define which folders are protected, while they will be able to set exceptions, which will allow other trusted applications make changes to protected folders.
Apps trying to make changes to unauthorized protected folders will automatically enter a blacklist that only administrators can access.
In this way, Windows 10 hopes to give their users full control over applications that can modify files.
This way they will prevent threats like ransomware that try to modify the system without users getting any notice.
What Microsoft did not say is what can happen if a zero-day exploit allows ransomware to gain administrator privileges… ..