Photo- Windows 8 Phone

Today, Microsoft announced that their Windows Phone 8 earns key government security certification from the US,  which would help boost its standing among US and Canadian government customers.

According to Microsoft, they have earned a key government accreditation called FIPS 140-2—Which is an U.S. government security standard used to accredit the cryptographic algorithms that protect sensitive data inside products like smartphones.

All of the Windows 8 phones received accreditation for nine cryptographic certificates:

This certificate is said to be ‘to protect sensitive data’ while Anonymous group of hackers think that this could be a step to spy, One of the famous Anonymous twitter account (@youranonnews) tweeted ‘Each unit comes with a free back door!!

Last year, a few of the Samsung devices have also received the same  FIPS 140-2 certificate and and BlackBerry earned it for the BlackBerry 10 platform back in November last year before it even launched.



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