Windows 11 to Deprecate NTLM, Add AI-Powered App Controls and Security Defenses


Microsoft on Monday confirmed its plans to deprecate NT LAN Manager (NTLM) in Windows 11 in the second half of the year, as it announced a slew of new security measures to harden the widely-used desktop operating system.

“Deprecating NTLM has been a huge ask from our security community as it will strengthen user authentication, and deprecation is planned in the second half of 2024,” the tech giant said.

The Windows maker originally announced its decision to drop NTLM in favor of Kerberos for authentication in October 2023.

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