Microsoft has released an update to their Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. The free security tool can be installed on client computers to prevent sophisticated attacks that traditional antivirus might miss such as DEP, ASLR, and other threats. This update brings EMET up to version 5.5. From Microsoft’s Security Research and Defense blog, new functionality includes:
- Windows 10 compatibility
- Improved configuration of various mitigations via GPO
- Improved writing of the mitigations to the registry, making it easier to leverage existing tools to manage EMET mitigations via GPO
- EAF/EAF+ pseudo-mitigation performance improvements
- Support for untrusted fonts mitigation in Windows 10
If you have previous versions of EMET installed, this version can be installed over top and it will uninstall the old version automatically. You can also deploy the .msi in your environment to get EMET protection across the enterprise. EMET 5.5 is compatible with Windows Vista SP2 and Server 2008 SP2 and newer operating systems.
You can find the installer download and user guide for EMET 5.5 from the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit site.