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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 5 NO 1, JUNE, 2007

ANALYSIS OF THE WINDOWS VISTA SECURITY MODEL AND THE IMPLICATIONS IN THE NIGERIAN MARKET

M.A. SHAFI’I AND M.D. ABDULMALIK
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS/COMPUTER SCIENCE, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY MINNA, NIGER STATE

ABSTRACT
This paper provides an in-depth technical assessment of the security improvements implemented in the new Microsoft Windows Vista (officially released February, 2007), focusing primarily on the areas of User Account Protection and User Interface Privilege Isolation. This paper discusses these features and touches on several of their shortcomings. It then demonstrates how it is possible to combine these attacks to gain full control over the machine form medium integrity level. We also looked at the implications in the fast growing Nigerian Market.

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