Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jun 2009 10:00 UTC
Windows Not too long ago, we ran a story informing you of how the auto-elevation feature in Windows 7 is broken in a way that allows malicious programs to silently gain administrative privileges. We wondered if Microsoft was ever going to fix this one before Windows 7 goes final, and even though we're not there yet, a recent article by Mark Russinovich seems to imply pretty strongly that no, Microsoft is not going to fix this.
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It is the Microsoft way
by shiva on Thu 11th Jun 2009 15:09 UTC
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It is the Microsoft way of security...

This is also the reason why ignorant and/or lazy users prefer windows. Security implies additional complexity and work and "normal" users don't care about good practices of security.

Microsoft is locked by the legacy of insecurity applications and it will never will change this to not loose its clients.

Because of this I use linux on all my computers and, when I need to run some windows application, I use a virtualized windows on vmware or virtualbox. If it becomes infected by malware it is only need the restore one file (the virtualized C: drive) to reinstall the system.

Edited 2009-06-11 15:12 UTC

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