Windows 11 Introduces Warning for System Password Copy and Paste to Enhance Phishing Protection
Microsoft is rolling out a new anti-phishing measure for Windows 11, aiming to safeguard users’ system credentials from falling into the wrong hands. As part of the Enhanced Phishing Protection feature, the latest update will issue a warning to users when they attempt to copy and paste their Windows and Active Directory passwords into documents and websites.
Previously, the Enhanced Phishing Protection only issued warnings when users manually typed their passwords, but with password managers becoming more prevalent, copy-pasting passwords has become common practice. The new Windows Insider Preview Build 23506 now detects password copy and paste actions and triggers a warning to users about the risks of password reuse.