With the number of cyber attacks on the rise, computer systems are constantly working to update security features of a product. Recently, Windows has released Windows 10 and Apple has released OS X El Capitan for Macs. Here are some of the features that are involved in the latest cyber security for Mac and Windows. Microsoft’s latest version of their operating system has new security features such as Windows Hello. Say goodbye to pesky passwords because Windows Hello uses biometrics as the latest security feature. Users can choose to use their iris, face, or fingerprint in order to launch Windows 10 devices instead of entering a password. Another feature is Device Guard. The feature essentially blocks any application from opening if it has not been signed off by the Windows app store, a licensed enterprise, or specific software vendors. The idea is to help guard users against malware that comes from opening applications that have not been checked for safety risks.
The OS X El Capitan for Mac users also has new security features. One of these is the new System Integrity Protection function, or Rootless. Rootless makes sure that any system files on your Mac can only be modified by the Installer app. Administrator users can no longer make changes to the system folders. Rootless also protects users from unwittingly installing an application that is actually malware. In addition, El Capitan protects users from credentials begin accessed through unprotected web servers. El Capitan requires any app that requests personal data from a user to access this information through a secure web browsers. This makes your information such as credit card information even more secure.
It is important to update your computer to the latest systems upgrades because most of the time, security systems are upgraded as well. The forms of cyber attacks are always changing and so security updates are changing as well. To keep your computer safe as well as all the personal information that is stored on your computer, be sure to install regular upgrades to get the most up to date security on your computer. If you’ll be replacing an older computer for one with these new cyber security features, be sure to recycle it at a certified facility.