Why Windows 8 will be the most secure Operating system so far?

Most of the time when the issue is security in operating systems, the discussion falls into three fairly common findings among users: Linux has no viruses, Mac is extremely secure and stable Windows has many threats and can leave the home user at the mercy of malicious attacks.

However, in practice there are other variables to be considered that could put Windows as one of the safest systems created to date. User Protection in existing Windows 7 is already pretty efficient.

What happens is that, the Microsoft operating system is used by roughly 80% of users worldwide, which consequently makes it the largest and most desired target for hackers. In this way, with many more of these individuals trying to break their codes, it is natural that more loop holes appear in Windows than in other systems.

For Windows 8, the next version of the operating system is now available in pre-Beta version , Microsoft developed a set of functions that are intended to provide more security to users. Learn what’s new and how much more will ensure peace of mind to its users.

SmartScreen Filter

SmartScreen Filter is a sophisticated set of technologies developed to protect users from malicious sites and programs. While you are performing a download or running a program, checking the filter is warning potential threats.

SmartScreen provides protection against phishing and malware attacks, taking into consideration the reputation of the URL or efficiency of lines of code. The filter also eliminates unnecessary notices to the program editors with established reliability.

The tests are initiated at the time of downloading the application. New high-risk warnings are also verified by the filter. System upgrades are responsible for maintaining the library always updated protection.

Metro-style apps work in a safer environment

When users buy an app, the system ensures that use only the necessary functions, so it does not give room to make available to other tools. However, the app can also ask the user whether or not to control the data.

Although the global database is the same, with all connected users accessing the same content, the system can isolate the app and the data of each individual, allowing remote access at the same time ensuring greater safety traffic information.

Windows Defender

To ensure protection for all legitimate users of Windows 8, Microsoft created Windows Defender, which is responsible for controlling and protecting the system from viruses and malware in real time, detecting and removing unwanted threats.

During the boot process (boot), the drivers are loaded and antimalware programs can be initiated stable and safe.

Windows 8 Secure Boot

Secure Boot prevents any code not signed securely by an approved developer from running at root during the boot-up process. Although the virus is already hosted on the computer, the system succeeds in isolating the threat before the operating system becomes operational.

If the component in question is not certified by Microsoft, Windows 8 starts Windows Recovery Environment that automatically seeks the best solution for the application to enter operation without risks to the user.

There are already news about Secure Boot being cracked using a BootKit but Microsoft is known of the issue and definitely work on it prior to the final release.

BitLocker

Windows 8 will offer users a number of improvements in BitLocker to reduce the risk of unauthorized data access. With new hardware features for encoding data, the program now operates only in sectors where there is some writing.

A better Windows 7?

A great fear on the part of users is to happen to Windows 8 exactly the same thing happened with Windows Vista. Built on Windows XP platform, the system had some problems and is considered one of the worst releases of the company so far.

The next version of Windows however, is being built on the Windows 7 platform, but everything indicates that past mistakes are not repeated. Integration with a mobile platform is another positive point. I already tested out WIndows 8 Pre Beta and you can have look at its first impressions.

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Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. Roy says:

    Thanks for the preview of W8 security.
    Defender is usually disabled by AV suites for compatibility and further hardware encoding in Bitlocker worries me if it could leave data inaccessible after hardware failure…

    The top 10 vulnerabilities this year were from 3rd party software (Adobe & Oracle) rather than Windows so W7 has already made significant improvements (especially 64bit) and W8 is building on them.

    It would be great if Windows Updates could include Adobe/Oracle updates too but MS have said this is never going to happen 🙁

    However good the security is, you can rely on users to circumvent it – 90% of infections I see are the result of poor user choice/education. MS could help by making the default for a new user Restricted level rather than Admin but I can’t see this happening – too big a change to user behavior required.

    • Rohit Langde says:

      Exactly Roy, Most of the problems faced are the result of user stupidity.
      And about update patches from Adobe, Why should Windows take responsibility? They itself should deliver constant update patches like others (For ex: Firefox) does.

  2. srinu says:

    MAC OS X is cheaper than WINDOWS 😉 but I’ll prefer windows. Simple, easy & secure..

  3. tanuj says:

    i think linux or mac os are safer than windows

  4. Nitya says:

    Thanks for sharing this meaningful information with all of us. I hope windows8 live up to the expectations of the users.

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