Video of Windows 8 Smart Screen in action

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Hungry Man, Sep 15, 2011.

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  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    http://video.ch9.ms/ch9/7a2d/99856b51-43a1-4fe7-92b5-9f5f013a7a2d/AntiMalware_high_ch9.mp4

     
  2. funkydude

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    Nice! Video is well worth watching! Thanks Hungry.
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    I haven't come into contact with it myself, which is comforting. I like a silent defense.
     
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    Nice new SmartScreen feature. I wonder how it will work with UAC. Will the user see two prompts? Or only one, warning that the application is uncommon and also requires admin privileges?
     
  5. funkydude

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    I don't see how the 2 features relate. One warns of low popularity and the other asks for elevation. I'd see no reason for there not to be 2 warnings.

    However that being said, the "this file is downloaded from the internet" warning is completely gone for files with popular reputation. So if it's positive, the user gets NO warning, very good.
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    Because it takes admin access to allow an unknown file with low reputation to run. I think it will just be one prompt.
     
  7. funkydude

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    Good point, quite possibly.

    I tried to test it but when I ran an unknown file (nightly VLC) it simply game me the usual prompt of the file being downloaded from the internet and the, asked for admin access to install. Reputation might not be fully implemented yet?
     
  8. Hungry Man

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    Are you sure it's an unknown file?

    Does VLC do any digital signing?

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    I may test out the new Hyper-V emulation with Windows 8 and then test the smartscreen within that VM... if I'm not too lazy.
     
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  9. funkydude

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    Not on nightlies no. But IE10 gave a reputation warning and I ignored it, that might be why.
     
  10. Hungry Man

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    Maybe. It would be a pain if it warned you twice so it probably sees you ignore it the first time and considers the matter settled haha
     
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