Trend Micro Releases Report on Windows 8 and Windows RT

The study focuses on security, but it also analyzes functionality and hardware issues

Windows 8 and Windows RT are making a lot of headlines these days. While the focus is mostly on design and features, there are some who have taken a close look at the security mechanisms integrated into Microsoft’s new operating systems.

Security solutions firm Trend Micro has released an interesting new report called “Windows 8 and RT: New Beginnings.”

The study analyzes the operating systems’ new features, mainly focusing on security ones.

Trend Micro researchers have closely analyzed enhanced security features such as UEFI, driver policies, Windows To Go (for BYOD strategies), ASLR, safe browsing, and the use of picture passwords.

However, the new report also takes a close look at what Microsoft could have done better as far as security is concerned.

“While the changes to the UI may have been the right thing to do from a marketing point of view, it also introduced new risks, as people have to learn a new, ‘right’ way to do things,” the study notes.

Besides security features, “Windows 8 and RT: New Beginnings” also analyzes hardware-related issues uncovered in Windows 8.

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