Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Feb 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Does Windows 7 contain more DRM than Windows Vista? Does Windows 7 limit you from running cracked applications, and will it open the firewall specifically for applications that want to check if they're cracked or not? Does it limit the audio recording capabilities? According to a skimp and badly written post on Slashdot, it does. The Slashdot crowd tore the front page item apart - and rightfully so.
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RE: Firewalls work both ways!
by grat on Thu 19th Feb 2009 12:50 UTC in reply to "Firewalls work both ways!"
grat
Member since:
2006-02-02

By default, Windows Vista/2008/7 auto-detect application installers, and attempt to elevate to Administrator level.

So it's fairly common for an app installer to run with high enough privileges to do whatever it wants.

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UglyKidBill Member since:
2005-07-27

For me that is all the more reason to have the firewall double-checking with the admin before allowing changes to the firewall.

If that kind of thing is happening in *nixes too I think it´s also a bad choice, not right in windows.

Two wrongs don´t make a right I think.

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