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Windows 7: Are Unix systems more secure than Windows systems?

01 Oct 2009   #21
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
I for one can't understand why W7 still makes our first account admin by default.
Users should be running their daily activities in a standard user account, but then they would have to enter their admin name and password every time they want to change system settings or install apps.

Linux users are accustomed to that kind of security features.

greetz
Exactly, but as we have seen with UAC....even just a prompt throws many Windows users to throw a temper tantrum and frantically figure out how to disable the feature. If you forced them to enter in a username and password every time they needed to make changes, they would be touting Windows XP as the best OS ever without the needless security overhead of the new version of Windows.

Windows platforms generally have more in roads for security problems because end-users demand ultimate simplicity and this simply results in more insecure systems. And as sad as it may be, I think Windows users would rather clean up after a problem, rather than going through the effort required to truly prevent it in the first place.


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01 Oct 2009   #22
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
I for one can't understand why W7 still makes our first account admin by default.
Users should be running their daily activities in a standard user account, but then they would have to enter their admin name and password every time they want to change system settings or install apps.

Linux users are accustomed to that kind of security features.

greetz
Exactly, but as we have seen with UAC....even just a prompt throws many Windows users to throw a temper tantrum and frantically figure out how to disable the feature. If you forced them to enter in a username and password every time they needed to make changes, they would be touting Windows XP as the best OS ever without the needless security overhead of the new version of Windows.

Windows platforms generally have more in roads for security problems because end-users demand ultimate simplicity and this simply results in more insecure systems. And as sad as it may be, I think Windows users would rather clean up after a problem, rather than going through the effort required to truly prevent it in the first place.
Amen
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