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Windows 7 UAC flaw

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Gingerdave, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Gingerdave

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    Here is an interesting note from The Register about a flaw in windows 7 UAC. Worth a read if you are running it
     
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  2. zebulebu

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    UAC is a flaw. Period.
     
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  3. Gingerdave

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    :biggrin I was just attributing it to the fact it was a beta.
     
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  4. Qs

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    True dat.

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  5. nugget
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    I was just reading about that right now. Here's another view about it. Link
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    Have not turned off UAC in Vista for a few re builds now, or Win7 at all

    UAC is a very useful piece of technology, and whilst it CAN be annoying to techs, it's no more complex than having to SUDO every command in Linux if your not root
     
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  7. Gingerdave

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    I am not a vista user so can't really comment however it behaves (as I understand it) much like the admin prompt in OS X - which I think is a nice feature and it ensures I know what is going on.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    I agree with Ryan. You'll wish you had it the one time something tries to install that you didn't knowingly initiate.
     
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  9. Qs

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    Ken? You mean Ryan, right? :p

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  10. BosonMichael
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    Ack! I've been agreeing with too many of Ken's threads recently. :oops:

    Edited... thanks, Qs. :)
     
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  11. Gingerdave

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