So, there has been a lot of hubbub about Windows 8 and the new security mechanism outlined by Microsoft. To recap, Microsoft recently detailed a new Windows 8 picture password security mechanism. This feature would allow Windows 8 users to select their own personal picture and using their finger gestures make...

Microsoft has put a lot of focus into making Windows and IE a more secure experience in Windows 8. Microsoft has crafted changes in the boot process, added antivirus protection into the included Windows Defender, and even created a Window Defender Offline program that can be used to check the boot sequence for...

Microsoft have released a blog post that goes into detail about their new picture password feature. This feature allows Windows 8 users to select their own personal picture and using their finger gestures make different patterns over the picture to login. The post was written by Zach Pace in the blog. Some of the key...

Microsoft has submitted a patent claim for its Windows 8 sketch-based password authentication feature. The patent, numbered 8,024,775, was originally filed on 20 February, 2008, but was only approved yesterday, giving Microsoft legal protection for its novel approach to device security. The patent covers a graphical...