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Windows 11 Introduces Warning for System Password Copy and Paste to Enhance Phishing Protection

However, BleepingComputer noted that the feature does not seem to work when pasting passwords into certain third-party applications, such as Notepad2 and Notepad++, which are commonly used for credential insertion.

Additionally, the warning does not apply when using Windows Hello, Microsoft’s passwordless login feature, which utilizes biometrics or a PIN for access. As a password is required for login to Windows, it is stored in the system memory and referenced against pasted text to trigger the warning.