Windows 11 Security — Our Hacker-in-Chief Runs Attacks and Shows Solutions

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Stay ahead of external and internal threats — and balance performance, reliability, and security with Windows 11. Dave Weston, Windows security expert, joins Jeremy Chapman to share the rationale behind hardware requirements and how they provide significantly more protection against today’s most sophisticated malware and attacks.

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Cyber attacks are at an all time high. Many of the optional or high-end security controls from Windows 10 are now on by default and required on new machines with Windows 11. The Zero Trust security model is baked into Windows 11, from the silicon on the board itself, to the actual boot process, your login as a user, and the apps you use in your Windows session every day.
  • See the sites that hackers use, and find out if your organization is exposed.
  • Protect Windows from remote and in-person attacks with Virtualization-based Security.
  • UEFI, Secure Boot and Trusted Boot stop rootkits or bootkits.
  • Secure encryption keys, user credentials, and sensitive data behind a hardware barrier. Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0 on new installs by default.

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01:36 — Demo attack: Remote
06:05 — Demo attack: In person
08:01 — Virtualization-based Security
11:06 — Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
12:08 — UEFI, Secure Boot, and Trusted Boot
14:27 — Proof it works
15:37 — Wrap up

Link References:​

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SlicEnDicE

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14:27 — Proof it works
He isn't hacking hard enough. Everything can be broken 😂

...jokes aside. Will have to watch this one. Sounds very interesting.
 

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He isn't hacking hard enough. Everything can be broken 😂

...jokes aside. Will have to watch this one. Sounds very interesting.
Yup.. but they'll find that out sooner or later.
 

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Very good demonstration. I have all those features enabled on my Ryzen laptop. Haven't seen any real performance decrease either, even if my CPU is just a 1st gen. Ryzen.
 

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    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    400/100Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WSA: Installed
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
    VBS: Enabled
    HVCI: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro build 10.0.22000.282 (VHDX, OfflineInsiderEnrolled to RP) , Linux Mint 20
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    i7-2600k @4.4GHz
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    Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
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    16GB 4x4GB 1600MHz CL9
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    MSI GTX970 4GB
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    Soundblaster X-Fi
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    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
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    WQHD 2560x1440
    PSU
    750W
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    Fractal Design (something old)
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    Noctua
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    Logitech MX Master 2S
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    Edge (Cromium)
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I wonder what the NSA & GCHQ think of Windows 11 security and what deals they have done with Microsoft behind the scenes?
 

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Brink, you beat me to it. Very interesting video as I have never bothered to see how easy it is to get hacked and what can be done to a compromised PC. Worth the watch!
 

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He isn't hacking hard enough. Everything can be broken 😂

...jokes aside. Will have to watch this one. Sounds very interesting.
Most unsophisticated hackers will go after the easily cracked, low-hanging fruit first and leave the heavy stuff to the few that have a specific target in mind. "drive-by hacking" is what we are protecting ourselves from, like leaving your doors unlocked. Funny that my doors to my house ARE unlocked, heh.
 
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  • Operating System
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    built
    CPU
    i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z309-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 card
    Sound Card
    none Headphones ASUS 7.1 Surround
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ 27 inch 144Hz IPS HDR monitor
    Screen Resolution
    2560 by 1440 144 Hz with HDR 10
    Hard Drives
    2TB Samsung 980 Pro NVME, 3X Samsung 4TB 860 EVO
    PSU
    EVGA 850 Modular
    Case
    Corsair Graphite 780T
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper air
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 wired
    Internet Speed
    990Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
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