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Microsoft Says "Sorry" About Windows 7 UAC, Vows to Appease Critics
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 09 February 2009 13:31
Microsoft Says "Sorry" About Windows 7 UAC, Vows to Appease Critics
Jason Mick (Blog) - February 6, 2009 3:45 PM

UAC for Windows 7 will no longer expose its users' systems to takeovers, thanks to a reversal in policy by Microsoft based on feedback.  (Source: Started Something)
Microsoft wins points with the tech community by reversing its decision to ignore a critical security flaw

DailyTech recently reported on how a critical security flaw found in the beta of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 OS could allow attackers to easily disable the integral User Account Control (UAC) security component and gain control of systems.  The flaw was first discovered by Windows blogger Long Zheng, and was also independently detailed by blogger Rafael Rivera.  The pair followed up with additional information yesterday on how the flaw could be used to give a malicious payload full execution rights.

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