A New Way Around UAC
If any one feature has caused Vista controversy, it's User Access Control. It's
even the butt of the latest round of Apple ads. Basically, Vista asks for permission
before you can do just about anything. Disable it, and all that malware comes
diving on in.
BeyondTrust, a new company formed by former DesktopStandard chief John Moyer,
has an answer. Privilege Manager 3.0 lets IT fine-tune application privileges.
Essentially, users operate with least privileges, but if more rights are needed
to run a certain app or do certain things, this can be set up by IT. There's
a lot more to it than that, so if you want to know more, wander over here.
How secure have you found Vista? Tell me at email@example.com.
Posted by Doug Barney on March 12, 2007 at 11:52 AM