Security is dependent on whose security matters. Apparently yours doesn’t if you use M$’s “8”.
“According to leaked internal documents from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) thatÂ Die ZeitÂ obtained, IT experts figured out that Windows 8, the touch-screen enabled, super-duper, but sales-challenged Microsoft operating system is outright dangerous for data security. It allows Microsoft to control the computer remotely through a built-in backdoor. Keys to that backdoor are likely accessible to the NSA â€“ and in an unintended ironic twist, perhaps even to the Chinese.”
So, for all those who claim price, performance, malware, complexity and history of M$ don’t matter, how about a BIG BACK DOOR?
I recommend Debian GNU/Linux, the universal OS, that works for you, not M$ nor the NSA.