Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th May 2009 07:11 UTC, submitted by Georgi Petrov
Windows Whenever we talk about Windows 7 on OSNews, you'll always hear me advise you to change the UAC settings by setting it to its highest level, since Windows 7's default simply isn't secure. You might wonder why you should deal with additional prompts - what is the security risk actually like? Well, it's pretty big.
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RE: Sadly typical
by Drumhellar on Sat 16th May 2009 06:55 UTC in reply to "Sadly typical"
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They had a more-than-sufficient security model as far back as Win2k

UAC is a means to try to enforce that security model without breaking software that, for nearly 10 years, ignored that model.

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