Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Mar 2009 13:27 UTC
Windows For Windows 7, Microsoft has made some changes to User Account Control to counter the criticism that UAC was too intrusive. It didn't take long before several holes were poked in Windows 7's default UAC settings, and now one is left to wonder: is it wise to sacrifice security for (perceived?) usability? Ars has an editorial that deals with this question.
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Foresaw the problems?
by charlieb on Thu 5th Mar 2009 15:05 UTC
charlieb
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2008-12-16

Windows NT foresaw and offered solutions for problems that wouldn't arise until more than a decade later.

Except the inherent security problems of the user being an administrator.

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RE: Foresaw the problems?
by renox on Thu 5th Mar 2009 16:24 in reply to "Foresaw the problems?"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Windows NT foresaw and offered solutions for problems that wouldn't arise until more than a decade later.

Except the inherent security problems of the user being an administrator.


Anyway this part is also wrong: the Morris Worm (which isn't even the first worm) was in 1988 and the decision in Microsoft to start what will become Windows NT in 1993 was in 1988 also..

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