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Windows 7: Which is Overall more Secure ? Vista or Win 7 ?

03 Jan 2010   #1
JordanJP

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Which is Overall more Secure ? Vista or Win 7 ?

I came across some posts on sites where some people have claimed or think that Windows 7 is more secure than Vista. However I believe that both operating systems are essentially equal. Let's not forget that Win 7 is based on Vista's architecture and it uses the same kernel I believe.

However it is true though that some of the Win 7 code is newer, obviously compared to Vista, but overall which operating system do you think is more secure ?

Say, when looking at the UAC aspect, even though one cannot modify any UAC settings in Vista right out of the box, do you think that Vista's User Account Control is just as secure as Windows 7 UAC ?

And, yes I am using Vista as my one and only OS, I did buy Win 7, however I since returned to using Vista on my laptop, reason being because I believe, now you may think I'm crazy but I think that Vista runs better on my system compared to Windows 7.

Anyways I would love to heard your thoughts and or comments


Happy New Year !


Jordan JP


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03 Jan 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

There is a day-1 security flaw in 7 that has yet to be fixed.
But on the other hand they changed password tables between vista and 7.
So until there are new cracking tables for some of my favorite softwares, I have to say 7
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03 Jan 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Although UAC can be tweaked and modified in Windows 7 to be less annoying to the end-user...I don't think the fundamental functionality has changed in any way.

I'd say Windows 7 is likely more secure...since it's really just a highly polished Vista with some added features and a bit less bloat (at least seems like less bloat).
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03 Jan 2010   #4
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
There is a day-1 security flaw in 7 that has yet to be fixed.
But on the other hand they changed password tables between vista and 7.
So until there are new cracking tables for some of my favorite softwares, I have to say 7
I'm not familiar with "Password Tables" what is that exactly ?
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03 Jan 2010   #5
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

It is how the passwords are encrypted.
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04 Jan 2010   #6
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I would say uac is slightly more secure in vista, however because of people getting annoyed with excessive prompts in vista it resulted in many turning uac off making vista run like xp in terms of user restrictions. So looking at it from that point of view windows 7 is more secure.
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05 Jan 2010   #7
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

hmm good point but now I'm back using Win 7 and loving it so far, I just have to give it a chance
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05 Jan 2010   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
please excuse my somewhat sarcastic humor - but this sort of question is equivalent to what's better -- a BMW, a Mercedes or an Audi.

Computers can be as safe or as open as the USER makes them.

I would tend to think that W7 might be better protected -- simply because in the course of time better security algorithms are developed.

With MS also entering the security stakes the older paid for bloated security suites will become a thing the past -

Anybody whose used MSE or Forefront client security from MS must be quite pleased with the small footprint and negligible drain on system resources these packages use and they are up there with the best as well.

So the question is really meaningless -- just install decent AV software and use sensible precautions. Hacking is passe / old hat / un-cool these days -- people will attack your computer by other methods such as "phishing" etc etc.

Cheers
jimbo
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06 Jan 2010   #9
UrbanBounca

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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06 Jan 2010   #10
WiNd0Ws7

Windows Se7en Ultimate 7600.16385.090713-1255 (x86)
 
 

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