Microsoft has released the first major update for Windows 11, 22H2. The tech giant improved and brought many new features to the operating system. One of the most interesting features that were released is to help you protect your passwords on Windows 11. Here are the details about Enhanced Phishing Protection.
What is Windows 11 Enhanced Phishing Protection?
Windows 11’s first and probably the last major update, 22H2, came with many new features like Updated File Explorer, Xbox Controller Bar, Enhanced Phishing Protection, and more. The company also made several improvements in terms of safety and the system. The new security feature will warn you when you enter your password to the unnecessary apps.
Thanks to this feature, you will protect your Windows password easier. The new password protection feature helps you protect your password from hackers and attackers. You have two settings in the feature, one for password reuse and one for password storage. The new Enhanced Phishing Protection will warn you if you enter your password to some apps to store it when you enable both options.
Microsoft’s security product manager Sinclaire Hamilton said, “SmartScreen identifies and protects against corporate password entry on reported phishing sites or apps connecting to phishing sites, password reuse on any app or site, and passwords typed into Notepad, Wordpad, or Microsoft 365 apps.”
How to enable Enhanced Phishing Protection?
If you would like to enable the new security feature that comes with Windows 11 22H2 update, you can follow these steps:
- Privacy & Security,
- Windows Security,
- App & Browser Control,
- Reputation-based Protection Settings,
- You can choose the Warn me about password reuse and Warn me about unsafe password storage options,
- It’s ready to protect.
What’s new in Windows 11 22H2?
- Updated File Explorer
- Xbox Controller Bar
- Smart App Control
- New Inbox Apps: ClipChamp, Sound Recorder
- Improved Windows Snapping
- New Touch Gestures
- Updated Task Manager
- Live Captions