As the trade war between the United States and China is soaring day by day, Beijing is planning to ban Microsoft Windows and related products completely in its country from September this year. The move came when Chinese intelligence has learned that United States military could be spying on the military network of President Xi Jinping led nation through the flaws of Windows operating system which were already explored and exploited by US NSA in 2017.
Already, the People’s Liberation Army’s Internet Security Information Leadership Group (ISILG) has been assigned the duty of developing a windows OS alternative by the Chinese military- likely a Unix System.
If we take history into account since 2012 China has been mulling to develop a Windows OS alternative. And the nation succeeded in the approach to a certain extent in the form of “Red Flag” OS- a Linux based alternative.
Now considering Microsoft products and services as a national security threat, China is planning to take the opportunity to retaliate to Huawei’s ban on the US soil.
In the meantime, Microsoft has announced at the recent Computex Conference that it is planning to release a more exciting operating system dubbed as Modern OS or Microsoft Lite OS (yet to be confirmed).
Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the American Tech giant will be offering regular security updates by default on the new OS to protect the users from malicious attacks and will help them stay super-connected with 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi support to eradicate dead spots.
More details on how well the OS will be featured are yet to be known.