Microsoft Security Advisory (973811): Extended Protection for Authentication - 10/12/2010


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Revision Note: V1.7 (October 12, 2010): Updated the FAQ with information about a non-security update enabling Windows Server Message Block (SMB) to opt in to Extended Protection for Authentication. Advisory Summary:Microsoft is announcing the availability of a new feature, Extended Protection for Authentication, on the Windows platform. This feature enhances the protection and handling of credentials when authenticating network connections using Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA).


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