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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Comment by talaf
by talaf on Thu 5th Mar 2009 15:52 UTC
talaf
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2008-11-19

"Well, if the NT kernel already has all that, why did Microsoft decide against bringing it to userland?"

Because security has a very heavy usability price, which they decided not to pay back in the day.

Nice article btw!

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