The software giant announced the version of Windows earlier this year as Surface Laptop. Microsoft touted the operating system as being less susceptible to ransomware because of its locked down configuration -- to the point where you can't run any apps outside the protective walled garden of its app store. In order to get an app approved, it has to go through rigorous testing to ensure its integrity. That's one of several mitigations that helps to protect the operating system against known file-encrypting malware.to ship with its newest
We wanted to see if such a bold claim could hold up.
We asked Matthew Hickey, a security researcher and co-founder of cybersecurity firm Hacker House, a simple question: Will ransomware install on this operating system?
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