Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Sep 2006 17:56 UTC
Windows A few days ago we reported on the fact that applications which have administrative rights in Vista (given by the user, of course) can disable User Account Protection altogether. This was seen as a security flaw; Ars, however, begs to differ: "When UAC is disabled, Vista gripes loudly about it. The Windows Security Center immediately notes that UAC has been turned off, and it prompts you to turn it back on using a system tray notification. From our own testing, it appears impossible to disable UAC without the Security Center noticing it, which makes it rather unlikely that a user is end up in a less secure state."
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I don't think that's a problem.
by Invincible Cow on Mon 11th Sep 2006 18:50 UTC
Invincible Cow
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2006-06-24

If UAC is disabled I'm sure it would be easy to disable the security center as well... But in all cases, the user has to give the admin password to a program.

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n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

If UAC is disabled I'm sure it would be easy to disable the security center as well... But in all cases, the user has to give the admin password to a program.

The Security Center can only be disabled in a domain environment via policy.

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