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Monday, March 19, 2007

UAC gets slammed...

Yeah that is right...UAC gets slammed at the CeBIT show in Hanover by Kaspersky's Cheif Executive, Natalya Kaspersky, much to Microsoft's chagrin. You can read more about this at ZDNET Australia in the article "Microsoft partner: Vista less secure than XP"

In any event I have been bitchin', for the lack of a better word, about UAC and Vista for sometime. How effective can UAC be if you have to tweak it out of existence or worse disable it all together. As pointed out in the article it seems that by disabling UAC you are leaving your self less secure than you would be on XP, which is kinda scary.

On top of the UAC issue is the whole Patchguard issue that security companies have been gong on about for as long as Vista has been in the news. The primary complaint being that PatchGuard restricts security software from doing those things they need to in order to protect a system.

More link on PatchGaurd and UAC below:

"Thoughts on PatchGuard (otherwise known as Kernel Patch Protection)" @ Nynaeve
"Microsoft Modifies PatchGuard Technology" @ PCWORLD India
"Symantec offers mixed grades for Vista security" @ InfoWorld
"An Introduction to Kernel Patch Protection" @ Windows Vista Security Blog
"Vista's UAC Issues Extend to Security Policies" @ Softpedia
"Real UAC Nightmare! / Huge UAC Problems!" @ Microsoft Forums (Real UAC Issue; Disablig UAC was an option)
"Symantec: Vista UAC Is Still Too Chatty" @ eWeek
"UAC Security Hole in Vista" @ Schneier (great read...follow the links in the short article)

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