Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Jan 2009 10:45 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Yesterday, we reported on the security flaw in Windows 7's UAC slider dialog, and today, Microsoft has given a response to the situation, but it doesn't seem like the company intends to fix it. "This is not a vulnerability. The intent of the default configuration of UAC is that users don't get prompted when making changes to Windows settings. This includes changing the UAC prompting level." I hope this reply came from a marketing drone, because if they intend on keeping this behaviour as-is in Windows 7 RTM, they're going to face a serious shitstorm - and rightfully so. Let's hope the Sinfoskies and Larson-Greens at Microsoft rectify this situation as soon as possible.
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I don't think it's a flaw either.
by BluenoseJake on Sat 31st Jan 2009 13:25 UTC
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People complained loudly that UAC is annoying and prompts to often. MS put the control in the users hands, made it adjustable because people made such a big deal over the UAC in Vista. So what do people do now, when UAC is broken by the default settings in Win7? More complaining. It can be changed, you know.

You people made your bed, lie in it.

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