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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RE[3]: Security OR usability?
by google_ninja on Thu 5th Mar 2009 17:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Security OR usability?"
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Permissions are a kernel/file system thing. The only thing in userland which deals with them is icacls on the command line and the security tab in the file properties gui dialog.

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