With the release of Windows 10 just around the corner, it is time to ponder the new additions Microsoft has implemented into their operating system, and ultimately decide the feasibility of upgrading to the new software.
Although Windows 10 presents some highly marketable aesthetic features, such as the revamped start menu, a new web browser, and Microsoft’s Siri counterpart, better known as Cortana, the real anticipated features lie beneath the visuals. Coming with the new OS are increased security features, helping to make the everyday user more protected in the age of digital information.
Microsoft opted to incorporate the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) into the upgraded software. This security procedure requires users to provide multiple aspects of material when accessing an account, thus eliminating the prevalence of abrupt informational breaches. The option for 2FA will come defaulted with the updated OS.
In addition to the more safeguarded logins, Windows 10 strives to protect the identities of consumers by storing access tokens into a protected storage site that is separated from the operating system.
Additionally, Microsoft hopes to reduce threats to businesses by implementing preventative techniques, and adding elevated Virtual Private Network (VPN) abilities.
Windows 10 is expected to drop in late July, and will be available for free for a year for users currently on Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.