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A Closer Look at Windows 8 Security

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You need to have the Pro version of Windows 8 to join a domain and take advantage of Group Policy Objects. This is the big differentiator between the basic consumer version of Windows 8 and the business-oriented Pro version of Windows 8. There are several new policies that have been introduced in Windows 8 Pro. Here is a sampling of some of the newly introduced policies:

  • Assign default domain for login
  • Turn off PIN login and picture password login
  • Exclude external credential providers
  • Do not process the legacy run list
  • Do not process the run once list
  • Turn off App Notifications on the lock screen
  • Turn off Windows Startup Sound
  • Do not enumerate connected users on domain joined computers
  • Enumerate local users on domain joined computers
  • Hide entry points for Fast User Switching
  • Always use classic login

While not an all-encompassing review of the security features available in Windows 8, in this slideshow, Paul Henry, security and forensic analyst at Lumension, takes a quick look at some of the more noteworthy capabilities in this latest iteration from Microsoft.

 

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