Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:31 UTC
Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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RE: Comment by simon17
by lemur2 on Wed 11th Nov 2009 00:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by simon17"
lemur2
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So Windows 7 is immune to 2/10 popular viruses even when the user double-clicks the executable and then hits allow? I think that's pretty good!


Just curious here ... how do you imagine that Windows verifies that it was a valid user who caused the executable to be run and then caused a "click" to be registered on the allow button?

It seems to me that Windows doesn't verify that at all. No entry of a valid password is required.

In addition, apparently Windows 7 automatically elevates the permission level of several Windows utilities without even a UAC prompt.

Edited 2009-11-11 00:30 UTC

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