8 Security Tips For Windows 8
Windows 8 improves overall security, but its user interface and app store raise new security concerns.
On October 26, Microsoft is releasing Windows 8, the newest version of the Windows operating system. Although Windows 8 offers enhanced security features, it also raises new security concerns because of changes to the graphical user interface and a new online app store. Courtesy of Darren Teagles, senior product manager at Sophos, here are eight security tips that can help you stay secure as you move to Windows 8.
1. Exercise caution with apps for the new Windows 8 user interface. Some familiar applications have been completely rewritten for the new Windows 8 UI. As a result they may work completely differently, despite looking the same. For example, an application historically delivered as an executable could now be entirely Web-based. This impacts the visibility your existing security and monitoring tools have into these apps....