Windows 11 2H22 Update has been rolled out a few days back with an enhanced phishing protection feature.
Windows 11 22H2 update was rolled out just a few days ago. The Windows 11 update has arrived with a bunch of new features and one of the most significant ones is the enhanced phishing protection feature. This new feature will warn users of danger when they type their Windows password on any suspicious website or app. This exciting new feature is timely as cybercrime has been increasing. It will also help those users whose Windows login credentials have become vulnerable to data theft and ransomware attacks.
Hackers often use malicious links and apps to steal users’ data, hence, this new feature has been rolled out to protect users from such attacks. The new feature ‘Enhanced Phishing Protection’ warns users when they enter their Windows password on a website or a malicious application.
“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,” explains Microsoft Security Product Manager Sinclaire Hamilton. So if you have downloaded the Windows 11 2H22, you can enable this feature manually as it is not enabled by default. Here’s how you can do it.
How to enable Enhanced Phishing Protection on Windows 11?
To enable ‘Enhanced Phishing Protection’ on your Windows 11 2H22 laptop/PC go to Start and then head to Settings.
Then move to Privacy & security and click on Windows Security.
Next, tap on App & browser control and then Reputation-based protection settings.
Under the Phishing protection section, there are two options- ‘Warn me about password reuse’ and ‘Warn me about unsafe password storage.’
Tick both the boxes to enable and accept the UAC prompt displayed by Windows 11. Once enabled, whenever you enter your Windows password on a website, whether it’s a phishing site or a legitimate site or on an application like Notepad, Wordpad, and Microsoft Office, it will warn you.