• Blogger: Windows 7 UAC feature still vulnerable

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 8:35 pm

    The Microsoft blogger who first called attention to a security vulnerability in Windows 7's User Account Control (UAC) feature claims it still exists and that Microsoft won't fix it, even as the company nears final code completion on the OS.
  • Windows 7 will nag users 29% less often, Microsoft claims

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 3:38 pm

    User Account Control (UAC), one of the most hated features of Windows Vista, will be seen a third less often by users of the upcoming Windows 7, a Microsoft executive promised Monday.
  • Microsoft caves in, will change Windows 7 UAC

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 10:06 pm

    Reacting to intense criticism of an important security feature in Windows 7, Microsoft Corp. Thursday said it will change the behavior of User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7's release candidate.
  • Microsoft cites 'click fatigue' for Windows 7 security change

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 6:06 pm

    Microsoft changed the default settings of one of its most important security features for Windows 7 because users balked at clicking more than two prompts a day, a company executive said Thursday.
  • Microsoft changes Windows 7 UAC due to new exploit code

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 2:17 pm

    A pair of Windows bloggers posted more proof-of-concept code today that subverts an important security feature of Windows 7 , a problem Microsoft knew about as long ago as last October and which one of its software engineers said would be fixed in the beta.
  • Microsoft denies Windows 7 UAC vulnerability

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 2:54 pm

    Microsoft is denying that there is a security hole in the User Account Control (UAC) feature of Windows 7 after a blogger reported it last week.
  • UAC fix in Windows 7 creates security hole, blogger says

    Posted January 31, 2009 - 9:17 pm

    A change that Microsoft made in Windows 7 to improve its controversial User Account Control security feature has left the new OS less secure, according to a blogger who follows Microsoft closely.
  • Short Straw 1

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:14 pm

    If you're reading this at work, it means you're a “short straw” person who picked the short straw to work during a holiday. Welcome to the club. If you're reading this at home because you're in the habit, then I'll try to entertain you a bit.
  • Microsoft to improve Vista's problematic UAC in Windows 7

    Posted October 9, 2008 - 2:34 pm

    Microsoft plans to improve the much-maligned user account control (UAC) feature in the next version of its Windows client OS, acknowledging that the new security feature it built into Windows Vista has caused unnecessary problems for users.
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