With more than four million copies of Windows 8 already sold worldwide, much of the discussion surrounding the operating system revolves around its neat new design and the products running it, such as Microsoft's Surface. For the first time in a long time, Microsoft has been able to launch a product without having to deal with customers questioning whether its latest offering is really more secure than its last. As expected, Microsoft has stayed tight-lipped on the matter. But perhaps the silence on security is an issue. Despite Microsoft's claims earlier this year that Windows 8 would be the most secure operating system it has launched, not all security researchers agree. And with the corporate world relying heavily on Microsoft to build an operating system that can stand up to tests from hackers and cyber-criminals around the world, there's a lot riding on the software giant's ability to deliver. CIOs are especially concerned with the security features bundled in Windows 8, and they want to know how their companies might be affected. To help with that, we've created a list of some security issues that might arise.
CIOs are naturally concerned with Internet-born viruses and malware, including links that are shared on social networks. Although Windows 8 is more secure than its predecessors, don't expect it to safeguard against all Web-based threats.
This article was originally published on 11-08-2012