New Security Standards
Windows 8 will attempt to become the poster child for computer security, especially with its new Picture password system—a feature that creates a login key by assigning a picture and applying gestures like a circle, tap, or the drawing of a straight line to it. For instance, if you make Kim Kardashian your profile pic and choose circling her backside three times as a password, follow the exact protocol and you’ll be logged in. Other security upgrades have been enforce, as well, to protect users from viruses, as the OS uses Secure Boot software to load anti-malware during the system boot to block rootkits from being installed. Microsoft's taking no shorts here.