Windows 8 should provide improved security against malware and exploits compared with earlier versions of Windows — at least for a while. The underground market for attack and malware kits is much more competitive than it was three years ago. It is likely that Windows 8-specific malware will be available more quickly than Windows 7-specific malware appeared as hackers attempt to find vulnerabilities in this new target.
Even with improved security features, there are potential vulnerabilities:
Bottom line: Stay vigilant and don't rely solely on Windows security features to protect systems. For more insights into Windows 8, read our blog post 8 Facts You Should Know About Microsoft Windows 8.