Open IT Forum: Windows 7 Security – Differences? Shortcomings?

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What are some of the additions or improvements with Windows 7 that you've been enjoying or looking forward to? Are there improvements you'd still like to see, or feel are lacking? Share your Windows 7 security insight and opinion, and we'll share 50 knowledge points!

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  • Labnuke99
    Windows 7 is definitely a stability improvement over XP. Even having said that, I have had a couple of BSOD. The security prompts can be annoying for regular users, but I do have administrative access to my system so that does help. I think a lot of planning/testing and patience would have to go into deployment in an environment where least user authority (highly recommended config) is in place. As with any OS there will be vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit and users should be aware of that threat and keep their systems and applications patched/updated. Demand security and learn what it takes to make a system trustworthy and reliable.
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  • Sixball
    Agre w/ Labnuke: really enjoy that IPSEC is native to the OS. Win7 on Cisco SSL / IPSEC and QuickVPNs is a dream to work with. We even tested one connection with the firewall / IKE/ IPSEC services disabled, and the OS flipped them on and allowed our test VPN connection to establish...
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  • Subhendu Sen
    All we know about Disk Defragmenter, but in Windows 7 it is possible to defragment on multiple drives simultaneously. It is possible to run old programs in Windows 7. Just type “Program Compatibility” in search area and it shows Run programs made from previous versions of Windows wizard which may help with getting these older programs up and running.
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  • Sixball
    Tyvm Samdy for another round of yummy forum SPAM. :)
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