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 August 23, 2013  Posted by  Business

Jasper Hamill writes:

Microsoft’s new touchy Windows 8 operating system is so vulnerable to prying hackers that Germany’s businesses and government should not use it, the country’s authorities have warned in a series of leaked documents.

According to files published in German weekly Die Zeit, the Euro nation’s officials fear Germans’ data is not secure thanks to the OS’s Trusted Computing technology– a set of specifications and protocols that relies on every computer having a unique cryptographic key built into the hardware that’s used to dictate what software can be run.

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