In a nutshell, Windows is single-handedly responsible for turning the internet into the toxic shithole of malware that it is today.I explains IE7s sandbox techniques and then shows,what I will term bugs, where it violates the sandboxed environment.
There is of course the touted User Account Control (UAC) which is a good concept... gone bad.
The quote below gives a good description:
And there's the catch: "Windows needs your permission to install thisI have more details in a previous post near the end "The ultimate Vista malware is... Setup.exe" (http://sec-soapbox.blogspot.com/2007/02/6-million-dollar-os-or-new-prey-in-town.html)
cleverly-disguised Trojannifty program. Click Yes to get rootedcontinue."
Then there is "Data hygiene:"
Finally, it's fixed.
Oh wait; it's not fixed. In fact, things just got a lot worse.
...The summary of the summary
The worst part of this is that by offering the option to disable the list of recent files, MS has given users a false sense of privacy and security. The reality is that privacy and data hygiene are even more difficult than before. What a blunder.
So, what have we got here... We have got... a slightly more secure version than XP SP2... good features... good ideas... implemented badly.