Raiders of the Elevated Token: Understanding User Account Control and Session Isolation

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You noticed that Windows 7 is much less frequent in its requests for elevation than Windows Vista. But why are some applications still requesting for elevation? Why do some applications running in the background require interaction to show their output? Is this security in Windows 7? This session demonstrates how security-related compatibility issues caused by legacy applications can be analyzed and what solutions are available to fix them yourself. The session provides an overview of potential issues and what tools can enable you to take control over both legacy applications and web applications accessed by Windows Internet Explorer 8 and 9.
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