Windows 11: Microsoft updates the Photos application

Microsoft released the first "feature update" for Windows 11 on Tuesday evening, saying more news will arrive in October. One of them is the new Photos app that members of the Insider Program can already use. Build 25206 available in the Dev channel also includes additional protection for i SMB server.


    The new Photos app is coming

    The product manager Panos Panay had anticipated the news that will arrive in the new version of the application Photo. The Insider Dev Channel is currently subscriber-only. Users will be able to download the update from October. Version 2022.31090.16004.0 and later will replace the current app, which will still remain on the Microsoft Store. You will no longer be able to edit videos. The feature is now available in the Clipchamp app.

    The new Photos app has arenewed interface which simplifies the management, navigation and search of images. Microsoft also added support for multi-screen and multi-window modes, importing photos from external sources (such as smartphones and cameras), and simplified backup to OneDrive. There is also a new experience "Memories“, But there are no details about it.

    Windows 11 - Photos app

    SMB server protection

    In build 25206 available in the Dev channel, a "flow restrictor"For SMB authentication, to make brute force attacks to find the password less effective. By default there is a 2 seconds late between each NTLM authentication failure.

    Previously, an attack at 300 attempts per second for 5 minutes would test 90,000 passwords. Now they are needed at least 50 hours for the same number of attempts. Microsoft points out that the SMB server is only accessible from the Internet if the user opens the firewall or creates a custom SMB share.

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