Windows 8 – Is Big Daddy Watching You?

Windows 8 – Is Big Daddy Watching You?

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has leaked documents. IT experts have discovered that Windows 8 is data security dangerous allowing Big Daddy to watch what you are doing through the back door of your computer.

Windows 8 is the new touch screen, colossal operating system that will allow Microsoft to remotely control your computer thought a built-in back door mechanism called Trusted Computing. Trusted Computing is promoted by Trusted Computer Group (TCG.) The American technology companies such as AMD, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft and Wave Systems founded TCG 10 years ago.

The key element operating the Trusted Computing is a chip that will work within an operating system such as Windows 8. The purpose for this chip is used for computer security in determining whether programs running on PC’s are legal. The chip would disable illegal viruses or Trojans and Microsoft would govern this via remote access.

The current Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a dedicated chip that stores encryption keys specific to any computer. The original TPM has now been upgraded to a TPM 2.0. So users of Windows 8 working the TPM 2.0 will have no control of their machine or what software is run from the moment the computer is turned on and booted up.

Oh no! Microsoft would never do anything as underhanded as developing a program such as Windows 8 to allow Big Daddy to watch your every move. Would they?

Windows 8 – Is Big Daddy Watching You?

It has recently been revealed that Microsoft has informed the government of security breaches in its products way before the problems are fixed. Thus giving officials time to use these breaches to the government’s advantage.

Documents show that the German government tried to stop the production of TPM 2.0, but their efforts were unsuccessful. The National Security Administration (NSA) overruled and squashed the attempts.

In Berlin, Rudiger Weis, professor at Beuth University of Technology advised that Microsoft intends to integrate surveillance chips in every computer wherein users will not have control of their operating system or the software installed.

Experts warn people against using computers operating with Windows 8 and TPM 2.0.  BSI, Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Federal Administration warned that when these operations are in use, security and integrity of your computer cannot be guaranteed making Windows 8 along with TPM 2.0 no longer viably usable.

However, Windows 7 is safe to operate until 2020. After that time, other avenues would have to be discovered which means the outdated system could be used until the security breaches in Windows 8 can be corrected.

A note to all computer users alike since 2009, Apple and Linux do not use surveillance chips in their operating systems.

Ironically enough, the back door element of the TPM in question is produced outside the chip itself and then later transferred onto the device. The manufacturers of the chip do not rest within the NSA control but with China, the country accusing the U.S. of hacking into sensitive information. But then embarrassingly enough, there is Edward Snowden who recently revealed that the U.S. has been hacking into China’s systems, tit for tat.

Snowden also leaked that Microsoft worked with the U.S. government to bypass mechanisms that protect the privacy of millions, which seems to suggest that Big Daddy is watching you out Windows 8 back door. So to be safe,  make sure you know what forces you are letting into your computer.

Written by Lisa Graziano

 

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