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Super Spam Squasher
Plankton
Posts: 891
Registered: ‎07-26-2009

Windows 7's default UAC bypassed by 8 out of 10 malware samples.

Hi everyone:

 

Please see the article link here.

 

How is NIS/NAV 2010 doing in this respect?

 

I'm kind of curious.

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floplot
Posts: 10,576
Topics: 215
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Solutions: 365
Registered: ‎04-11-2009

Re: Windows 7's default UAC bypassed by 8 out of 10 malware samples.

Hi

 

Yeah, I made a thread about this a few days ago. Didn't really get more than 1 post in it. There are tons of posters in the article that I gave the link though.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.




Spyware Scolder
Bulldoggy
Posts: 238
Registered: ‎06-07-2009

Re: Windows 7's default UAC bypassed by 8 out of 10 malware samples.

UAC was not intended to protect users from malware. It looks like a malware detector and it smells like a malware detector...but it's really about user privileges.

 

Even Microsoft - in the name of Mark Russinovich -  will tell you that UAC is not about malware. Rather, it's Microsoft's way to get users not to run as admins; and software developers not to write software that needs admin privileges to work properly.

 

I'm no friend of the arrogant monopoly in Redmond, believe me, but this time their reaction to Sophos was appropriate.

Super Spam Squasher
Plankton
Posts: 891
Registered: ‎07-26-2009

Re: Windows 7's default UAC bypassed by 8 out of 10 malware samples.

Hi:

 

I agree with Bulldoggy.

 

However, I thought it relevant to post.

      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE

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Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8