Kernel Data Protection (KDP), the new feature that makes Windows 10 more secure

Reports from cloud computing security specialists mention that Microsoft is developing a new feature that will significantly improve Windows 10 systems security. The new feature, identified as Kernel Data Protection (KDP), is a big step forward in the protection of information systems.

In a recent video conference, security team from Microsoft introduced this new technology that focuses on preventing data corruption in the target system. KDP allows developers to implement enhanced security at certain kernel points and some Windows 10 drivers in read-only mode, using some APIs that prevent hackers from tampering with protected memory.

According to cloud computing security specialists, the new feature will be able to block threat actors from using data corruption methods to deploy subsequent attacks. Among the attack variants that could prevent KDP are malware infections, privilege escalations, installation of malicious drivers or unsigned software, among others. Microsoft also points to Virtualization-Based Security (VBS) as one of the core features of KDP. This means that the parts of the Windows kernel memory identified in read-only mode are isolated from the rest of the operating system.

Even users who don’t have a computer with built-in kernel security will be able to operate with KDP, the report mentioned. More information is provided in the official publications of the Microsoft Dev Center, as reported by cloud computing security specialists.  

On the other hand, Andrea Allievi, from the company’s security team, mentioned: “KDP improves the security provided by features that are integrated with secure core PCs, adding another layer of protection for sensitive system configuration data”.

As of now, there is no official date for the release of KDP to all Windows 10 users, so this feature is only available to members of the Windows Insider program. While there is no solution to completely prevent cyberattacks, the release of KDP would be a significant advance in cybercrime combat available to any system administrator.

For further reports on vulnerabilities, exploits, malware variants and computer security risks, it is recommended to enter the website of the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS), as well as the official platforms of technology companies.