Windows 8 is not secure.

From Business Insider:

According to leaked internal documents from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) that Die Zeit obtained, IT experts figured out that Windows 8, the touch-screen enabled, super-duper, but sales-challenged Microsoft operating system is outright dangerous for data security.

It allows Microsoft to control the computer remotely through a built-in backdoor. Keys to that backdoor are likely accessible to the NSA – and in an unintended ironic twist, perhaps even to the Chinese.

I originally really wanted to upgrade to Windows 8 because it looks sexy, but at this point I’m actually starting to plan a move to Linux. Most of the tools I use are now available on Linux (or function properly in WINE).

If you are a law office, or need to obey PIPEDA or other privacy laws or similar, Windows 8 is pretty much unusable by you. If there is a known backdoor in the system, it can be used by other individuals and since you are aware, you are knowingly breaking any confidentiality agreements you have with your clients.

In context, Panda Rose is pretty much forbidden to use any American servers for some of our government contracts because the data is considered confidential and the Canadian (and Ontario) governments do not believe that the data can be kept private on an American server.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s