Microsoft Updates Windows App Protection Tool

Microsoft has updated its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) to provide better protection against attacks to third party applications running on its operating system.

The tool is designed to locate and fix security vulnerabilities on Windows applications, protecting them against attacks that could exploit the flaws and affect the system.

The EMET 2.0 will come with two significant updates - Export Address Table Access Filtering, which is designed to break almost any kind of shell code in use, and Mandatory Address Space Layout Randomisation, which will protect the module location by randomising the address.

The company has also compiled and released a detailed user guide which will give step-by-step guidance to users. Microsoft, working alongside the BlueHat team, has also released a training video on the software tool.

The company said: “By deploying these mitigation technologies on legacy products, the tool can also help customers manage risk while they are in the process of transitioning over to modern, more secure products.”