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June 10, 2006

Security through unusability

I've spoken with several other people running the Windows Vista beta released this week, and we've all come to the same conclusion: Microsoft's new approach to keeping Windows secure is apparently to ensure the user never uses the computer more than is absolutely necessary.

User Account Control is just so completely annoying and interruptive that users will either (a) get fed up and walk away or (b) if they're advanced users, hunt for a way to turn it off, thus defeating the purpose of Microsoft having created it in the first place.

But hey, if you get fed up and walk away, you're not installing malware or viruses!

Posted by Colin at June 10, 2006 4:23 PM

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