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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Feature Built-in Ransomware Protection - eWeek;

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Feature Built-in Ransomware Protection - eWeek

eWeekWindows 10 Fall Creators Update to Feature Built-in Ransomware ProtectioneWeekThe new Controlled Folder Access feature in the upcoming OS update will prevent malware and untrusted software from making changes to files. Microsoft Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. In light of recent ransomware outbreaks, concerned IT ...and more »

Microsoft India to offer a discount on Windows 10 upgrades on Govt. of India's request - WindowsLatest (blog);

Microsoft India to offer a discount on Windows 10 upgrades on Govt. of India's request - WindowsLatest (blog)

WindowsLatest (blog)Microsoft India to offer a discount on Windows 10 upgrades on Govt. of India's requestWindowsLatest (blog)Whole world is shocked after seeing two major ransomware attacks in various countries in two months. WannaCry ransomware attack that occurred in May 2017 was able to spread itself into a large pool of countries. While the last week's Petya ransomware ...and more »

India wants a discount on Windows to reduce its cyberattack risk - Engadget;

India wants a discount on Windows to reduce its cyberattack risk - Engadget

EngadgetIndia wants a discount on Windows to reduce its cyberattack riskEngadgetIn light of the recent WannaCry and "NotPetya" global ransomware attacks, India is looking to strike a deal with Microsoft that would reduce the cost of its Windows 10 operating system by more than 75 percent. The country's cyber security coordinator ...and more »

Centre asks Microsoft for discount on Windows OS - The New Indian Express;

Centre asks Microsoft for discount on Windows OS - The New Indian Express

The New Indian ExpressCentre asks Microsoft for discount on Windows OSThe New Indian ExpressA Microsoft Corp. Windows logo is shown on the screen of a computer running the Windows 7 operating system. (File photo | AP). NEW DELHI: The government has asked global software giant Microsoft to offer a "one-time special" discount to its users in ...and more »

Indian government wants Microsoft to offer Windows 10 upgrades at a lower price for the entire country - MSPoweruser;

Indian government wants Microsoft to offer Windows 10 upgrades at a lower price for the entire country - MSPoweruser

MSPoweruserIndian government wants Microsoft to offer Windows 10 upgrades at a lower price for the entire countryMSPoweruserFollowing the recent ransomware attacks, the Indian government is pressing Microsoft to offer upgrades to Windows 10 at a lower price for the entire country. On Friday, Reuters reported that the Indian government has been in talks with Microsoft India ...and more »

Microsoft may offer a one-time discount on Windows 10 in India to curb ransomware threats - Neowin;

Microsoft may offer a one-time discount on Windows 10 in India to curb ransomware threats - Neowin

NeowinMicrosoft may offer a one-time discount on Windows 10 in India to curb ransomware threatsNeowinWith two major ransomware outbreaks within a very short period, the need to upgrade from older, insecure versions of Windows to the latest version of the operating system has been realized by all. For most users in developing countries such as India ...and more »

In wake of ransomware attacks, India presses Microsoft for discount on Windows 10 upgrades - OnMSFT (blog);

In wake of ransomware attacks, India presses Microsoft for discount on Windows 10 upgrades - OnMSFT (blog)

OnMSFT (blog)In wake of ransomware attacks, India presses Microsoft for discount on Windows 10 upgradesOnMSFT (blog)The past two months has been rough in terms of cybersecurity, particularly for India where upgrading to Windows 10 is considered a minority. With the recent WannaCry and “NotPetya” attacks exploiting older Windows operating systems, India has made an ...and more »

Windows 10 Controlled folder access will try to stop ransomware - The Tech Report, LLC;

Windows 10 Controlled folder access will try to stop ransomware - The Tech Report, LLC

The Tech Report, LLCWindows 10 Controlled folder access will try to stop ransomwareThe Tech Report, LLCAs we get further out from the idea of keeping real, physical records of things, protecting our digital documents is more important than ever. With ransomware like WannaCry out there trying to lock up files for extortion, it's also more complicated ...and more »

India Wants a Discount on Microsoft Windows - Fortune;

India Wants a Discount on Microsoft Windows - Fortune

FortuneIndia Wants a Discount on Microsoft WindowsFortuneIndia is pressing Microsoft to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in the wake of ransomware attacks. Microsoft officials ...and more »

New Windows 10 Feature Aims to Halt Ransomware - On the Wire (blog);

New Windows 10 Feature Aims to Halt Ransomware - On the Wire (blog)

On the Wire (blog)New Windows 10 Feature Aims to Halt RansomwareOn the Wire (blog)Microsoft is aiming to change the success rate of ransomware with a new security feature in Windows 10 that will define a set of folders that can only be accessed by approved apps. The feature is included in the latest interim build of Windows 10 and ...and more »

Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware - HEXUS;

Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware - HEXUS

HEXUSLatest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomwareHEXUSEarlier this week we saw evidence of Microsoft working steadily to 'harden' Windows 10 against malware, hacking, and similar threats. The firm announced some important security software technologies that are said to be powered by information gathered ...and more »

New security feature immune to WannaCry, Petya - The Asian Age;

New security feature immune to WannaCry, Petya - The Asian Age

The Asian AgeNew security feature immune to WannaCry, PetyaThe Asian AgeA new feature which Microsoft has been testing right now with help from insiders is called Enter Controlled folder access. The new Controlled folder access tool has been integrated into Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10 Fall Creators ...and more »

Windows 10 'Controlled Folder Access' to Provide Protection From Ransomware - NDTV;

Windows 10 'Controlled Folder Access' to Provide Protection From Ransomware - NDTV

NDTVWindows 10 'Controlled Folder Access' to Provide Protection From RansomwareNDTVAfter WannaCry and Petya, it seems like Microsoft has realised the potential harm that ransomware can cause to its operating systems and its customers' sensitive information. This might partly be the reason why the Redmond-based company has now ...and more »

Windows 10 will try to combat ransomware by locking up your data - Ars Technica UK;

Windows 10 will try to combat ransomware by locking up your data - Ars Technica UK

Ars Technica UKWindows 10 will try to combat ransomware by locking up your dataArs Technica UKBut how to protect files from users who have access to those files remains tricky. Peter Bright (US) - 30/6/2017, 00:22. Enlarge · Christiaan Colen / Flickr · reader comments 121. Share this story. Further Reading. Windows 10 Exploit Guard brings back ...and more »

Users could soon hide important Files from Ransomware soon in Windows 10 - WindowsLatest (blog);

Users could soon hide important Files from Ransomware soon in Windows 10 - WindowsLatest (blog)

WindowsLatest (blog)Users could soon hide important Files from Ransomware soon in Windows 10WindowsLatest (blog)Microsoft is currently working on bringing some new and interesting security related changes to Windows 10 with the release of Fall Creators Update due for release in September. Users in Insiders Preview can now access some of the changes which include ...and more »

Windows Insiders won't receive app updates from the Windows Store for Microsoft apps - WindowsLatest (blog);

Windows Insiders won't receive app updates from the Windows Store for Microsoft apps - WindowsLatest (blog)

WindowsLatest (blog)Windows Insiders won't receive app updates from the Windows Store for Microsoft appsWindowsLatest (blog)Microsoft has also stated that Windows Insiders will not be receiving updates for the first party apps of Windows 10 from the Windows Store which will be updated version of the initial versions of those apps which are present in the build 16232 ...and more »