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Windows Vista: New take on security

Microsoft has tried to make Vista as secure as possible, but a new user mindset is needed

Paul Monckton, Personal Computer World, 19 Dec 2006

In the second of our four-part series, we look at security in Windows Vista

Microsoft intends Vista to be the most secure version of Windows yet released.  has been beefed up throughout the operating system, with secure booting, protected data transfer across system buses and enforced driver signing helping to protect the system from attack.

Additionally, Digital Rights Management (DRM) gives copyright owners the ability to protect their digital media from piracy if they wish.

User Account Control
Certainly the most noticeable – and probably the most irritating security measure from the user’s point of view – is the introduction of User Account Control (UAC).

Today, most Windows users are running with default administrator privileges. Home users and anyone who had been using Windows since the days of Windows 3.0 or even Dos will have grown up in an environment where there is only one user on the system, and that user has the power to control, edit – and screw up – anything and everything on the PC. Read more.

OSA Editorial Comments:

I really liked this article, it has a lot of good informaition and well worth checiking out! Let’s hope they are really fixing the major problems, we have to stop cyber criminals in thier footprints (tracks) and a good start is, go and

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  1. 2 Comment(s)

  2. By Yankees World Series Jerseys on Mar 18, 2009 | Reply

    Very nice information. This is the information that I’ve been looking for. I’ve been looking for this throughout the web however they are not as informative as this

  3. By Computer Forums on Apr 16, 2009 | Reply

    The Vista UAC is one of the most annoying things in the word. I feel sorry to all the people non-savy enough to disable it.

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