Uncovering Two Least-Understood Security Stars in Windows: UAC and WIL (repeated from May 14)
Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 (with or without the R2) are more than just new pretty faces. Their security innards have been ripped out and replaced with a new and almost completely different security engine. And they're not just security geek internals--but some whole new paradigms. For example, what's going on with those User Access Control dialog boxes behind the scenes? Think you know what's in a token? Not any more... and do you know that the last few Windows versions have a whole new layer of security, the Windows Integrity Level (WIL). WIL is the thing that could make it nearly impossible for you to delete any file in System32, even if you're an administrator, and might one day enable a bad guy to install a rootkit that you can't delete... unless you know the tricks. Have we got your attention now? Then don't miss this session attended by hundreds at Tech·Ed Barcelona in 2008, presented by Mark Minasi, author of "Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises!"