Windows 8 32 bit - Improved security?

Manuel Corregedor, Sebastiaan Von Solms

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The malware problem is one that has been around for many years and for which there is still no solution. Statistics indicate that anti-malware products, although becoming more advanced, are not adequately addressing the problem of malware. The prior is evident due to the increase in the number of infection rates and new malware samples being discovered daily. Microsoft recently released its latest Operating System called Windows 8. In this paper we test Windows 8 in order to identify any security vulnerabilities that might exist that could be exploited by malware. We then propose solutions for the identified vulnerabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE AFRICON 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467359405
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE AFRICON 2013 - Pointe-Aux-Piments, Mauritius
Duration: 9 Sept 201312 Sept 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE AFRICON Conference
ISSN (Print)2153-0025
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0033


ConferenceIEEE AFRICON 2013


  • Vulnerabilities
  • anti-malware
  • malware

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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