Seven Security Features That Make Windows 7 Worth a Look

With its newest OS, Microsoft makes some real gains in operating system security. This slideshow walks you through some of the key new features.

By Sue Poremba | Posted Dec 29, 2009
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New to Windows 7 is Windows Biometric Framework, which provides support for fingerprint detection applications. Windows has had the capabilities for biometrics in the past, but required third-party software to use it. Now it is part of the OS.

While no operating system is perfect, Microsoft appears to have made significant security improvements with the release of Windows 7. This slideshow complements a post in my blog at IT Business Edge about the seven features I think will have the most impact on security in the newest version of Windows.

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