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|Posté le: Mer 16 Mai - 06:08 (2018) Sujet du message: Windows 8's SmartScreen interface can reveal the privacy of users
|One of the major changes to Windows 8 over Windows 7 professional product key is its interface. Nadim Kobeissi, the new SmartScreen interface on Windows 8, can break the user's privacy by tracking the applications you install.
Kobeissi uses the RTM (for manufacturers) installation for Windows 8 to test the features. In the process, Kobeissi noticed that Microsoft office 2016 product key (MS) has equipped a new feature called SmartScreen is running in the background. This feature will monitor your application installation (download from the net) and give you a warning about the security of the application.
Compared to previous versions of Windows, this warning is nothing new. The only feature here is that the MS has applied cloud computing - SmartScreen will collect the information of the application you set and send it to MS (net need). The MS server will consider whether the application is secure. Otherwise, SmartScreen will display a similar message below to alert you. This feature is basically similar to the network packet filters used on antivirus (AV) with network security (Internet Security).
The problem is that you have the right to use or not use the AV program, while SmartScreen is available
And that is the default running on Windows 8. So basically, all your installation of online applications are monitored by MS. For US citizens, this is a violation of the privacy of the user.
Also, according to Kobeissi, SmartScreen can be used by bad guys to track user information. As SmartScreen defaults to run on Windows 8, hackers will automatically have a way to know what users will install from the Internet. Previously, MS servers using HTTPS-based SSL 2.0 links were considered to be insecure. In exchange for MS, Kobeissi said the MS server currently only supports SSL 3.0.
Overall, the problem is that Kobeissi does not seem so serious, because users can turn off SmartScreen if it affects private life. In addition, not all applications are installed from the Internet. After all, Windows is currently the most popular operating system so security risks should still be considered.