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Windows 7: Default Windows 7 less secure than Vista


10 Dec 2009   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Default Windows 7 less secure than Vista

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Reviled UAC nagware finds a defender.
Windows 7 is less secure out-of-the box than Vista, despite Redmond's protestations to the contrary, a top security firm has claimed.
Trend Micro said that the default configurations of Windows 7 are less secure than Vista. Raimund Genes, CTO of Trend Micro, said that Windows 7 had sacrificed security for useability - at least for default configurations.
"I'm not saying Windows 7 is insecure, but out of the box Vista is better," Genes told El Reg.
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Top security firm: Default Windows 7 less secure than Vista ? The Register

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10 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Just find it a little suspicious that this "revelation" comes at the release of Trends "Threat Report".

I suppose the free advertising from the spread of FUD is important to them
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10 Dec 2009   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Just find it a little suspicious that this "revelation" comes at the release of Trends "Threat Report".

I suppose the free advertising from the spread of FUD is important to them
Isn't all advertising designed to make one feel insecure?
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11 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

And of course it doesn't actually matter for those who turn it off anyways.
But can easily make Windows 7's UAC just like Vista's by pushing the slider up.
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11 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

from what i can see, othe only thing default UAC does differently, is if I click an option in control panel that requires admin privelidges it doesnt say "Are you really sure your qualified to do that?" other than that its exactly the same.... flashes up on softweare installations, run as administrator, compatibility mode, run downloaded files, etc. etc. etc. how is that less secure? if a program tries to change the settings it still asks me,

Quote:
"I was disappointed when I first used a Windows 7 machine that there was no warning that I had no anti-virus, unlike Vista," Genes said
well when i forgot to install my AV it gave me half an hour, then reminded me.....

Also, does anyone actually still read the messages? i generally automatically click yes.... if a program actually triggered UAC when it wasnt supposed to id probaby click yes, then go "oh [insert bad word here]"
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12 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I really don't agree with that article. Windows Firewall sucked for me in Vista and is way better in Windows 7. The same goes for Windows Defender. I do see the change in usability though, but security looks almost the same to me, except Windows 7 gone up a bit better.
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