Microsoft: All operating systems should use Vista's UAC security

Microsoft Australia has defended the company's User Account Control (UAC) system as being "misunderstood" and said it should be the type of technology that all operating systems aspire towards. Peter Watson, Microsoft Australia's chief security advisor, told Builder AU application providers are coming to terms with having programs and users run as non-administrative users on […]

Microsoft Australia has defended the company's User Account Control (UAC) system as being "misunderstood" and said it should be the type of technology that all operating systems aspire towards.

Peter Watson, Microsoft Australia's chief security advisor, told Builder AU application providers are coming to terms with having programs and users run as non-administrative users on their Vista-run computers.

"There has been a lot of misunderstanding in the market around User Account Control (UAC). If you look at it from an architectural direction User Account Control is a great idea and strategically a direction that all operating systems and all technologies should be heading down," Watson said.

UAC is a security feature introduced with Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. The aim is to provide increased security when using Windows as a standard user by informing them when possible security breaches could be undertaken.

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