Microsoft has recently acquired the mobile phone section of Finnish firm Nokia in a billion dollar deal. It appears the company could be massively improving its stakes in the smartphone market as the firm's operating system has just got accreditation from the US government.

Windows Phone 8 has become the latest platform to gain itself FIPS 140-2 accreditation from the US government, which means that devices that run the software can be used by employees in industries that require the top level of security.

FIPS 140-2 is awarded to signify the cryptographic algorithms that make sure sensitive data is protected in portable devices like smartphones or tablets.

Microsoft made the announcement on the company's blog. The tech giant isn't the first company to reach this level of security. The market was dominated for a long time by BlackBerry but Apple achieved the same level in May for iOS 6.

Posted by Clare Marshall

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