Seven Security Features That Make Windows 7 Worth a Look

With its newest OS, Microsoft makes some real gains in operating system security. This slideshow walks you through some of the key new features.

By Sue Poremba | Posted Dec 29, 2009
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User Account Control (UAC) was one of the most maligned aspects of Vista, as it repeatedly asked user permission for administrative applications. Windows 7 gives the user more options on how and when it provides notifications.

While no operating system is perfect, Microsoft appears to have made significant security improvements with the release of Windows 7. This slideshow complements a post in my blog at IT Business Edge about the seven features I think will have the most impact on security in the newest version of Windows.

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