SmartScreen off; Η Microsoft προσπαθεί να βελτιώσει την ασφάλεια των Windows 10 και κυκλοφορεί συνεχώς νέες λειτουργίες και ρυθμίσεις για το functional of system. Many of these are supposed to give users additional control over how Windows manages their data.
Recently, however, one security researcher discovered something that could worry many Windows 10 users.
When SmartScreen is turned on, the URL you are trying to load into the browser is sent to Microsoft for analysis, and other information, such as the security ID or SID, is "gone" along with it.
In Windows, SID is a unique identifier associated with your account, so by sending it to Microsoft, the company could know exactly which user is visiting which page through Microsoft Edge.
What exactly does SmartScreen do?
The feature analyzes the links you open with Microsoft Edge and compares them to a list of sites that have been identified as dangerous by the company. If you try to load a dangerous page, your browser will show you a warning to warn you of the dangers you may be exposed to if you continue on the site.
The security feature sounds great, but on the other hand uses and SID, something you do not need to protect yourself.
How to turn off SmartScreen in Windows 10
Disabling SmartScreen in Windows 10 is simple.
In the Windows search box next to the Start menu, type Windows Security and press enter. Open the internal application.
Next, you must follow the path:
Windows Security - Application & Browser Control - SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge
Windows Security - App & browser control - SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge
By default, the function is set to the Warn level, so you must turn it off:
When turned off, SmartScreen will not send information to Microsoft, so the URLs that contain your SID will not be parsed.
Δεν χρειάζεται να αναφέρουμε ότι η απενεργοποίηση ενός χαρακτηριστικού ασφαλείας δεν είναι η καλύτερη επιλογή, αλλά από την άλλη πλευρά, αν ανησυχείτε για το privacy μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε αυτό το μικρό tweak μέχρι να μας εξηγήσει η Microsoft τι συμβαίνει.
Of course a different way is to change the browser.