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Windows 10 is now more secure than ever thanks to this new feature

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After many years, Microsoft has finally begun to take the security of its operating system seriously. Today we can say that Windows 10 is a secure operating system. At least as much as any other. This system has a large number of internal security measures to protect users, in addition to being installed by default with Windows Defender, Microsoft’s free antivirus to protect the operating system from malware. But everything is improvable. And now Windows 10 is a little more secure thanks to the Kernel Data Protection feature.

What is KDP – Kernel Data Protection

Kernel Data Protection is a new security measure implemented by Microsoft to protect the operating system from all kinds of computer attacks. This security measure, mainly, is to protect certain parts of the Kernel as “read only” so that nothing and nobody can alter them.

Thanks to this security measure, the operating system will end data corruption attacks, a very frequent type of attack in Windows that allows you to gain privileges on the system and evade other security systems. Thanks to this new feature, attacks that took advantage of other security measures, such as Code Integrity (CI) and Control Flow Guard (CFG), will be completely mitigated.

Advantage

Microsoft assures that the use of KDP in Windows 10 will offer users significant advantages that will improve, in addition to security, the overall operating system experience. Among others, these advantages are:

  • Improve performance. Windows no longer needs to constantly verify that variables have been write protected, thus reducing the system load for this task.
  • Improves reliability. Error diagnostics are now more accurate, as memory corruption does not have to represent a vulnerability.
  • It enables developers to create more secure drivers through virtualization.

In order to use KDP, it is only necessary that our system supports virtualization-based security (VBS). Therefore, any computer that complies with the following may use it:

  • Virtualization extensions from AMD, Intel or ARM.
  • Second-level address translations, such as EPT for Intel, NPT for AMD, and Stage 2 for ARM.
  • MBEC hardware (optional) to lower performance cost with HVCI.

Broadly speaking, any relatively modern computer will be able to take advantage of this security measure. Measurement that, in addition, will come activated by default, and that we will not have to configure.

Insider only

At the moment, this new security measure is only available to Windows 10 Insider users. Specifically, on the Dev channel, the most advanced and unstable of all. Starting with Windows 10 21H1 build 20161, all builds will come with this security measure enabled by default, as long as the hardware allows.

We don’t know when Microsoft will bring its KDP to the stable branch of Windows. If its development is progressing a lot and can be considered stable, we may see it a bit early, specifically with the launch of Windows 10 20H2. However, most likely, until the arrival of Windows 10 21H1, the first update of next year 2021, we will not receive this new security measure.

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Amazon sells wireless waterproof headphones for only 28 euros, and in four colors

It goes without saying that there are more and more wireless headphones for sale, especially the so-called True Wireless,

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It goes without saying that there are more and more wireless headphones for sale, especially the so-called True Wireless, that is, without cables of any kind. As there are so many, it is sometimes difficult to choose, especially if you are looking for ones that are above all cheap.

However, there are certain models that have a good price and are completely trustworthy, such as the Umi. by Amazon W5s that, as its name suggests, are endorsed by Amazon and cost only 28 euros at the moment.

They are available in four different colors and have another promotion, for which you can take four units paying only three , in case you want to share a purchase with family or friends.

In addition, the wireless standard used is Bluetooth 5.0, which not only improves the connection speed and latency, but also makes the link much more stable, and all this with less energy consumption.

They come with their included charging case, where you can recharge them multiple times without having to go through a plug. Adding the different battery cycles can reach about 30 hours of battery life .

They are IPX7 certified water resistant, so you can exercise with them without fear, even if it’s raining heavily.

One of the few drawbacks is that when it does not come close to € 29, shipping is only free if you include two units in your order or if you have Amazon Prime, in which case the store will assume all shipping costs to the address that indicate.

The best option to save costs is to sign up for the Amazon Prime free trial month , since without having a commitment to stay you can cancel at the time you want and without penalty for the first 30 days.

In this article, ComputerHoy receives a commission from its affiliated partners for each purchase you make through the product links that we have included, something that in no case represents an additional cost for you. However, our recommendations are always independent and objective. You can check our affiliate policy here .

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Xiaomi’s Mi Browser Pro Reportedly Banned by Indian Government, Company Claims All Privacy Data Comply With Indian Law

The Indian government reportedly banned the browser offered on Xiaomi’s smartphones furthering extending it’s a rage against the Chinese companies operating in the country.

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The Indian government reportedly banned the browser offered on Xiaomi’s smartphones furthering extending it’s a rage against the Chinese companies operating in the country. According to the report from TOI, the government took action against Xiaomi’s browser called – Mi Browser Pro – Video Download, Free Fast & Secure. Some of the analysts claim that the browser holds the potential of impacting device’s performance. It is important to note that the company is presently looking to have a detailed conversation with the government to clarify the same. 2020 Xiaomi Ecosystem Product Launch: Xiaomi Mi TV Stick, Mi Smart Band 5 & Mi True Wireless Earbuds Launched Globally

The company also claimed that this particular move from the Indian government will not see any impact on the performance of the devices. And, the users are free to download and use any other browser will are willing to do so. The Indian government has ordered to ban another Chinese app called – QQ International in India. According to the official sources, the action against the Xiaomi browser may impact the functioning of the smartphones while using the internet. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has retailed more than 10 crore smartphones in India. And, presently it is the leading mobile brand in the country.

The company highlighted that it follows the local data protection regulations and other guidelines specified by the Indian government. However, the brand will talk to the ministry officials to sort out the issue. The company spokesperson said, “Xiaomi continues to comply and adhere to all data privacy and security requirements under the Indian law. We are working towards understanding the development and will take appropriate measures as required. As part of the process, we will work with key stakeholders for an opportunity to make our submissions.”

The Indian government took this step as a wider measure initiated against the Chinese apps functioning in India. The steps were taken after growing tensions between India and China over the border disputes. As a reminder, the government had banned 59 Chinese apps in June including some popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, Helo, Likee, Shareit, Mi Community, WeChat and CamScanner. Last month, the government also blocked 47 other apps that included Baidu Search, Weibo and more.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Aug 05, 2020 03:16 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Musk hints that there will be a smaller Cybertruck for Europe

Two things cannot be denied. The first is that everything around the Tesla Cybertruck is of great interest to many people across the planet.

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Two things cannot be denied. The first is that everything around the Tesla Cybertruck is of great interest to many people across the planet. Whether with adoration or dread, this vehicle is expected to change the road landscape and there is great curiosity to definitely see it on the market. The other issue is that Elon Musk’s Twitter account is an inexhaustible source of news .

There were many details that drew attention when the Cybertruck was discovered. But beyond its angles or the interior, the large size was something especially commented. As pointed out in Autobild , the measurements are 5,881 mm in length, 2,027 mm in width and 1,905 mm in height . Perhaps a size they are more used to in the United States, where trucks are common, but not in Europe.

In any case, yesterday they asked Musk about the possibility of a smaller version for Europe, and their answer was that it is very likely to be seen in the future .

Highly likely down the road – Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 4, 2020

In the same conversation, someone also commented on the need to reduce the width of the vehicle to be able to move or work in the city , to which Musk answered True .

As they point out in Electrek , this comment comes months after Musk met with his chief designer, Franz von Holzhausen, and scrapped the idea of ​​reducing the size of the van by 3% . These swings are an indication that there is a discussion regarding the size of the vehicle.

Despite the great impact that this van has and the large number of reservations that are taking place in the United States, there are many doubts about its launch . A few weeks ago we told you about the changes that they will be forced to make in their design to adapt to US legislation, but surely in Europe they will find more obstacles to obtaining circulation permits.

In any case, we must not forget that Musk knows the promotion he achieves through his tweets and that he sometimes likes to remove the networks to achieve repercussion. But it’s true that with the Tesla Cybertruck there is still a lot to discuss before it goes into production .

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