Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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RE[3]: I Hate Vista
by casuto on Fri 25th Jul 2008 08:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I Hate Vista"
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What is so hard about UAC running an md5 against the exe file in question.


First example:
1. user executes destroy.exe: UAC prompt, user clicks on "always consent"
2. malware executes destroy.exe, no prompt because the exe is the same.
-> you're pwned!

Second example:
1. user changes a firewall rule: UAC prompt, user clicks on "always consent"
2. malware changes a firewall rule, no prompt because the firewall configurator executable is the same.
-> you're pwned!

Third example:
1. user copies a file in c:\windows using windows explorer: UAC prompt, user clicks on "always consent"
2. malware copy a trojan in c:\windows, no prompt because the copy command executable or the explorer.exe is the same.
-> you're pwned!

Edited 2008-07-25 08:31 UTC

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