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Re: Windows 7 UAC compromised
From: T Biehn <tbiehn () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 14:46:40 -0500

Not at all Valdis.
Keep UAC exceptions for Desktop Settings, Keyboard Settings, Mundane /
Trivial.
Prompt from UAC on regedit32, reg, secedit, gpedit, the proggy that modifies
uac settings.
Most "Joe Sixpacks" will never touch any of that, and power users that do
will understand why they're being prompted.

Wow that -was- a bitch.

This reminds me of when sp2 came out and you could just pop registry keys in
allowing your naughty program to execute before it attempted to access the
net.

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 2:07 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu> wrote:

On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 20:47:41 +0200, James Matthews said:


http://www.istartedsomething.com/20090130/uac-security-flaw-windows-7-beta-proof/

Windows is like swiss cheese!

The biggest issue here is that although it's technically easy to fix this
problem (just have UAC issue an alert when somebody's messing with the
system settings), it involves doing more of what end users dislike most
about UAC (it issuing alerts to Joe Sixpack all the time when he does
something bone-headed security-wise).

Fixing this one in a way that users will put up with will be a bitch.

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