UAC security flaw in Windows 7 beta (with proof of concept code)

Monday, 2 February 2009, 1:30 PM EST

This is dedicated to every ignorant “tech journalist” who cried wolf about UAC in Windows Vista. A change to User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 (beta) to make it “less annoying” inadvertently clears the path for a simple but ingenius override that renders UAC disabled without user interaction. For the security conscious, a workaround is also provided at the end.

At istartedsomething.com

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