Daily Archives: February 11, 2009

Microsoft blinks, and users of Windows 7 UAC win

In my Feb. 5
column,
I took Microsoft to task for allowing any Trojan horse to silently disable the protection provided by User Account Control (UAC) in the soon-to-be-released Windows 7.

Microsoft execs initially implied that this problem wouldn’t be fixed, but the company abruptly changed its tune and now states that UAC will be protected from sneaky changes. Bravo!

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Fixing a problem generates our news update

It’s not every day that Microsoft says a new feature of Windows is not going to change, and then user outcry causes the software giant to change its mind.

But that’s what happened in the past few days, and we thought the turnabout was important enough for us to put out a special news update of Windows Secrets just to alert you.

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