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Old 21st February 2007, 14:10   #1
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Default Vista Security Too Little Too Late

Thomas Greene of The Register has a fairly comprehensive review of Vista and IE7 user security measures. The verdict is: better but not adequate, and mostly an attempt to shift blame onto the user when things go wrong. (src: Slashdot)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02...rity_oversold/
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Interesting finds.
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"However, IE7 on Vista does still write to parts of the registry in protected mode."

the word registry makes my blood boil, it NEEDS to die (I think it did in OSX)
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I checked my Vista machine; indeed they are in the registry.
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Aww, well crud. Reportedly the "people set up with admin accounts by default" thing was only for the beta's and not supposed to occur in the official releases. Can anyone running a Retail build confirm this for me, please??
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I thought I did; Vista home premium.
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Sorry, I didn't mean the IE7/registery details... I mean regarding default account creation when first installing Vista. Or was that what you meant??
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I have no problem removing/changing/adding user or with Admin, which function similar to XP. My OS came with the laptop, so I might have missed the install process issues. Other than a few programs and drivers incompatible and more memory requirement, I have been using it daily.
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