SECURITY THREATS IN WINDOW 8

SYED MUSTAFA ALI, madeeha mukhtar, NIDA YASIR

Abstract


Security threats concerning to operating system was considered to be the core issue. From the past two decades with the proceeding of new technology many security procedures are invented to thwart those threats. Window 8 also suggest many procedures and take precautionary measures like new trusted boot system, App locker, Data isolation, Antivirus protection, extensive memory, Secure internet explorer 10 browser, secure boot, Anti-malware protection to thwart. The main focus of this research article is to discuss these security threats. Antivirus protection to take full advantage of Windows 8’s new security features; your PC needs to run a new kind of boot system called Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). This system, which replaces the archaic Basic Input/output System (BIOS), adds many new boot features and greatly speeds the startup process. Internet explorer 10 browsers are the first line of defense in keeping you safe on the Web. Extensive memory Windows 8 also includes extensive memory protection that works to reject invalid input. Due to the inclusion of UEFI, there is also a boot-level malware scanner which will prevent your computer from booting if a USB thumb drive is infected. Anti-malware protection, Windows 8.1 is provided the built-in encryption devices. At the end of the conducted research study we sum up with future improvements/suggestion in window 9 such as (Bio Matrix finger print authentication, eye authentication, voice authentications) Bio matrix, Active X controls, security of signals and active defiant bug for apps.


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