79540009 story Microsoft Extends SmartScreen To Foil Malvertising and Exploit Kits (windows.com) 48 Posted by Soulskill on Friday December 18, 2015 @03:37PM from the more-baby-steps dept. itwbennett writes: With the latest update for Windows 10, Microsoft has extended SmartScreen to block drive-by attacks in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, the Microsoft Edge Team said Wednesday in a blog post. The new capability is based on the security intelligence that Microsoft receives from multiple products such as Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Bing, Windows Defender and the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). Thanks to this data, which includes behavioral telemetry, SmartScreen can even detect attacks that exploit zero-day vulnerabilities, according to Microsoft. The company is also revoking trust for a bunch of certificate authorities starting in January.