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Vista Security Explained

Vista Security Explained

If you've ever wondered about the whys and wherefores behind all the security changes that Microsoft made in Vista (vs. XP), then Ars Technica has a story for you:
"Over the years, much has been made of Windows' security or (perceived) lack thereof. Though Microsoft's record has certainly improved in recent years, many industry observers feel that the company could do more. So Vista does more, both to address old-fashioned security issues like buffer overflows and more recent "innovations." Especially significant is the modern phenomenon of spyware, and some of the much less modern phenomena such as rootkits that go along with it. Vista's most obvious, noticeable measures are aimed at just this kind of problem."
UAC doesn't seem so bad after reading this, now does it?
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It takes a bit of getting used to windows with UAC but its not that big of a deal as people make it seem. I have also wondered what people expected to happen after many years of claiming windows is as secure as swiss cheese, Microsoft finally makes huge progresss towards security and of course the general public find another reason to bash Microsoft because a popup ask permission when a program is asking or admin rights. They will be thankful for that popup once it blocks someone trying to get to admin privledges such as spyware.

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