Posts Tagged ‘EMET’

Block Programs from Loading Untrusted Fonts in Windows 10

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Downloaded fonts have long been a potential security problem. That’s probably why many older browsers limited you to the fonts that were already installed on your system.

Microsoft implemented a new security feature in Windows 10’s November update build that added an option to the operating system to block the loading of untrusted fonts. The use of fonts has always been problematic in the Windows operating system from a security point of view as bugs in font-handling code could give attackers high-level privileges. Bulletins such as MS15-078 indicate that the Windows font system is targeted regularly, and one way to mitigate the impact of these attacks was the new untrusted font blocking security feature built-into Windows 10.

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Advanced Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) Tips

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

If you’re already familiar with EMET, it’s probably because you used it as a last resort when trying to fix a compromised PC … but it turns out that EMET can do a whole lot more besides just getting rid of bugs and malware.

The Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, short EMET, is an optional download for all supported client and server versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system that adds exploit mitigation to the system’s defenses. Basically, it has been designed to prevent attacks from being carried out successfully if they have breached system defenses such as antivirus solutions already. EMET is easy to install and runs out of the box, but to get the most out of the program, you need to spend time getting to know it and configuring it.

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Microsoft Releases EMET 5.0 Tech Preview

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit might not provide complete protection against malware, but it certainly is a valuable tool for dealing with malware problems …

One of the programs that I install instantly after setting up a new PC with Windows is Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit EMET. The program adds another layer of defense to the operating system and springs to action when malware is executed on the system. It can mitigate attacks so that they are not successful at all or reduced in scope.

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