[Full-disclosure] Windows 7 UAC compromised
vigilantgregorius at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 18:02:56 GMT 2009
...knowing all this, how does it get fixed? What is the proper way for MS
to enforce UAC?
On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 11:58 AM, Andy McKnight <andy.mcknight at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2009/2/6 Ureleet <ureleet at gmail.com>
>> doesnt this work for other oses?
> Windows is different in this respect. The number of Windows users who
> don't know/care (or *want* to know) what goes on under the hood is *huge*.
> As long as their current setup allows them to *do their job* then they're
> not going to buy into any upgrade that risks breaking that. That's what's
> important to them.
> The biggest driver behind upgrading a Windows OS isn't a new release, or
> security improvements or a fancy GUI. It's hardware replacement. Even this
> was/is stretched with XP with the extended shipment dates and various
> downgrade options you can *still* get on new boxes.
> The only people that can really force app developers to change overnight*
> and code for a new, secure Windows OS mostly don't care about it. That
> leaves Microsoft to try and drip feed gradual change that improves the
> situation without rocking the boat.
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