Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Jan 2009 10:45 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Yesterday, we reported on the security flaw in Windows 7's UAC slider dialog, and today, Microsoft has given a response to the situation, but it doesn't seem like the company intends to fix it. "This is not a vulnerability. The intent of the default configuration of UAC is that users don't get prompted when making changes to Windows settings. This includes changing the UAC prompting level." I hope this reply came from a marketing drone, because if they intend on keeping this behaviour as-is in Windows 7 RTM, they're going to face a serious shitstorm - and rightfully so. Let's hope the Sinfoskies and Larson-Greens at Microsoft rectify this situation as soon as possible.
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Hope never dies?
by Ford Prefect on Sat 31st Jan 2009 12:02 UTC
Ford Prefect
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"Let's hope the Sinfoskies and Larson-Greens at Microsoft rectify this situation as soon as possible."

Forget it. It _is_ the drones who make decisions like these at Microsoft and no Sinfosky will be able to stop them.

You have all these developer blogs and stuff, do you really think they change MS decision making? Or where does your hope come from?

Edited 2009-01-31 12:02 UTC

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