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Vista security

Jim Allchin says “buy Vista for the security”.

Microsoft seems to have put a lot of effort into making Vista the most secure Windows OS ever, they even asked the NSA for help.

I have been following the blogs over the first few days after the official launch now, and there’s one common theme I can identify so far: several blogs recommend disabling one of Vista’s key security features, User Account Control (UAC).
You can check Technorati for the number of blogs that recommend doing this (at the point of writing: at least 125).

It looks like they have made this such an annoying feature that Vista is next to unusable with security turned on. This tells me one thing: they have have an understanding on the technolgy level, but they are still clueless about how to build in security in a way that’s compatible with users.

Way to go, Microsoft.

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  1. User Account Control stops annoying you after a while, but I think it is still useless. Most people I’ve known who got malware on their system wouldn’t have been protected by it.

  2. User Account Control stops annoying you after a while, but I think it is still useless. Most people I’ve known who got malware on their system wouldn’t have been protected by it.