German government deems Windows 8 an “unacceptable security risk” for enterprise use

Windows 8 will apparently interact with standardized chips in the host machine to control software installations. This backdoor could be used for any purpose, including NSA access. Die Zeit got the scoop that this feature is considered a deal-breaker by the German government. Got to love them for being just about the only ones prepared to go on the record with this kind of thing.

Will be interesting to see how Microsoft deals with this latest misstep.

Initial story from The Loop linking to BGR

 

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