August 1, 2012 was the most delightful day for windows lover. Cause, that day Microsoft officially announced initial release of Windows 8. Millions of windows lover, loads of expectations… Most exciting thing in windows 8 is – don’t need any antivirus software! That means, no viruses in the world to attack on windows 8! Undoubtedly, a great news!
Windows 8 released with strong security features, like –
Microsoft’s antivirus ‘Microsoft Security Essential’ replaced with ‘Windows Defender’ and windows defender works in background, where you don’t need to take extra care of your antivirus. Defender updating itself automatically (if settings not changed) with new virus definitions. Its notices you, if any action needed. Of course, you can scan your PC if you feel your PC not working properly.
Windows 8 came with Special Phishing filter. When you try to install any software or application, windows 8 will show you a screen with information of that software / app and will let you know it is harmful for your PC or not. And a loads of more features of securities which can protect your computer.
But, recently Federal Office for Information, German (BSI) researcher says that – Windows 8 computers can be hacked easily. They mentioned also to keep more sincere about to use Windows 8, specially in most sensible places. Windows 8 security became weak because of its Trusted Platform Module or TPM 2.0 Chip.
TPM 2.0 is a built-in chip in Windows 8. Microsoft uses this chip for security purpose. But, hackers can easily hack this chip and can damage your system hardware. Microsoft nothing said yet about BSI’s comments. Microsoft said of course, computer providers can produce Windows 8 computers without TPM 2.0 Chip. So, users will have their OS without this security facility.
But BSI confirms that, they will work with Trusted Computer Group (Non-profitable Organization) to solve this issue.