Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 22:31 UTC
Windows Here at OSNews I have hammered and hammered on a few times already about the major flaw in Windows 7's default User Account Control, which allows people or software with malicious intent to completely bypass UAC in such an easy manner that you wonder why UAC is there in the first place. Well, the source code to this flaw has been released - since Microsoft has made it clear they have no interest in fixing it anyway - and Long Zheng, fellow advocate of fixing this bug, made a very clear demonstration video.
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Actually, Ubuntu is a rootless distribution.

Not really, you can easily change the root password:
sudo passwd
From that moment root uses a different password as the user password.

My opinion is plain simple: not even one application should be able to obtain admin rights automatically. All programs should ask the user for the password if they need admin rights.

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