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Windows 8 is the most secure OS

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    Windows 8 is the most secure OS


    After a week of rampant hacking at the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences in Las Vegas, one operating system escaped unscathed: Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8. Yes, Windows 8 – you read that right. It is looking like Microsoft’s creation will be the most secure desktop OS out there – and perhaps the most secure mobile OS, too.
    More: Will Windows 8 be the most secure OS in town? | ITProPortal.com

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    Well, I hate to say, but this is a little obvious, wouldn't you say?

    But that makes me reassured, it means much fewer incidences I'll have to deal with malware on other people's machines.

    That is of course if google chrome is used, as IE 10 is a layer of security in itself and it has been shown that IE is 90% better than chrome in stopping malware.
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    Smart Screen Filter + User Account Control = Most Secure OS. Now, the only thing to do is release an update for driver compatibility, especially for Broadcom bluetooth 2.1 which is not working with Windows 8/Server 2012
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    I think that's asking for a bit much, don't you?
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    Apple is finally coming to terms with the fact that OS X and iOS aren’t immune to viruses and exploits. As Apple’s market share (and exposure to malware) creeps upwards, it is only now starting to take security seriously – and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a lot more exploits in iOS, Safari, and OS X. Android, as we know, has never exactly been a paragon of security.
    It is about time that people started talking about this and for others to start realizing this.
    They (Apple) of all people are far behind in the security race.
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    apple is pretty bad with security, I remember reading a piece by Kaspersky Labs that claimed that mac os x is like Windows XP before its service pack updates. One Trojan horse can cripple an entire OS.
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    it has become very clear that Windows 8 would move away from the desktop style of doing things – where the user is ultimately responsible for system security – to a sandboxed, kid-gloves mobile model, where the OS does everything in its power to prevent you from installing malware or bricking your device.

    Yes it is pretty obvious if you have tried to do things you want and been obstructed.

    More security = Less freedom
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    It's a tradeoff certainly, but browsing with an administrator account is just asking for trouble, even with all the security features from Windows 8. I'd say that with an administrator account, you still get all the security features, but it's up to the user to let a program gain full control of the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    Smart Screen Filter + User Account Control = Most Secure OS. Now, the only thing to do is release an update for driver compatibility, especially for Broadcom bluetooth 2.1 which is not working with Windows 8/Server 2012
    I have JMicron LAN driver incompatibility issue also haven't been resolved yet. Can come from both Windows update or JMicron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    It's a tradeoff certainly, but browsing with an administrator account is just asking for trouble, even with all the security features from Windows 8. I'd say that with an administrator account, you still get all the security features, but it's up to the user to let a program gain full control of the system.

    I do. Always have.

    But I install and actually use security software, and use a bit of
    common-sense while online, so have never had an issue.

    Also, I'm the only one with physical access to my machines.

    It's not something I recommend to others, though.
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