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I will provide you the technical details of the exploit you are talking about and then let you decide yourself whether you should worry or not. The bypassUAC exploit exploits a bug (or rather a feature) of Windows operating systems where processes signed by the Microsoft code signing certificate don't prompt the user when it escalates its privileges to ...
UAC Was never ment to be a security measure. Should you worry about it? It depends on what you're doing about it, if you're using the administrator account then yea you should, but if you have the administrator locked with a nice password and you're using a second account then what's to worry about?
UAC is not a security boundary, and as such shouldn't be used as a real protective measure. It's nice to have and a neat idea, but it doesn't protect you. Should you worry about it? Sure, why not? A bug is a bug. If you're actually looking to provide real protection then don't run things where UAC has to act -- run as a standard user. Any attack that can ...
This is a local exploit. It means someone must already have access to your computer to use it. For a home user this is not a problem on it's own. The same rules for securing your computer still apply: for example don't run .exe files you don't trust.
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