Monday, April 14, 2008

Microsoft Exec: UAC Designed To 'Annoy Users'

If you are using Windows Vista, you know that how annoying UAC (User Account Control) is? Due to UAC, all your action that needs system or core level access of Windows vista, prompted for administrator password.

You might be thinking that UAC is added for security reason. But that is not the only reason. It is added to 'Annoy Users' so that they can understand the importance of administrative privileges.

Read this article in which Microsoft Executive David Cross explains why UAC is added?
UAC Designed To 'Annoy Users'

I like the line in this article that defines UAC as 'zero click' exploits to 'one click' defense.

Ultimately, it is your awareness only which can prevent malicious code to enter in your system. You can allow application which contains malicious code to enter into the systerm because you think that application is clean.

But definitely UAC prevents application which installs themselves silently into the system without your knowledge. At least you will get the prompt that some application is trying to install itself.

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