Although Windows 7 was touted as the most secure Operating System of its time by Microsoft, it was successfully cracked by crackers even before the launch of the final version. Windows 8 enjoys a very similar status to Windows 7 launch. Although Windows 8 does not come as a security release, it includes some advanced and enhanced security mechanism.
Windows 8 also comes with UEFI features which replaces BIOS for better security. This means that Windows 8 can have Windows 8 product key embedded into the firmware through UEFI. This seems to be a secure approach and will enable Microsoft to stop piracy.
Owing to the new release of Windows 8, pirates have also become active in cracking these new security features. If you search Google about Windows 8 cracks with similar searches like Windows 8 activator, Windows 8 kms activation hack, Windows 8 keygen etc., you will see a lot of non-trustworthy results which claim that you can download the working product key generators which will be good to install and then activate Windows 8 without paying for a license.
Although you may get different cracks and key generators, one thing is common in all the products. They are identified by antivirus and security software as malware. For example, the latest fake Windows 8 key generators found by Trend Micro have been termed as malware which may transmit important data to the hackers or even install a Trojan which will ultimately hand over the control of your PC to the hackers.
My advice to all the readers would be to be safe and always use legitimate software. Otherwise you may get into troublesome situations beyond your imagination. Microsoft is already offering a $40 Windows 8 upgrade deal or even $15 Windows 8 upgrade offer is still valid.
The crackers and key generators may activate Windows 8 for the time being but ultimately you never know what these tools have left in your system. Spending a little money will keep you and your data safe from hackers and crackers.Have you tried one of the key generators? What are your experiences?