Sometimes we need someone to have our back. Applications, believe it or not, are the same way. Applications don't always behave as we expect them to, and though Windows has built-in protections for program misbehavior and exploitation, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if those protections are active and what exactly they are defending.
Enter EMET. Here's what it is, how it works and what's new in version 5.
The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, or EMET, is basically a shield or a shell that runs over Windows applications and forces them, regardless of how those applications were coded by their original developer, to take advantage of security defenses that are built into the Windows operating system.