Join Lisa Bock for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring User Account Control (UAC), part of IT Security Foundations: Network Security.
- User account control is a feature in Windows…that protects the security of the operating system.…It prompts when a program requires…administrator level permission or a password…to make a change.…A dialog box will open with one of four different icons.…This can help prevent the installation…of malicious software.…Let's take a look at the different icons and what they mean.…I'm at this website on Microsoft.com…which talks about the different icons.…
Prompting the user makes you take a second…and think about what it is you're doing…and maybe will stop you from installing something…that isn't safe.…Let's take a look at this first icon up here…this right here is just saying it's a setting or feature,…it's part of Windows it just needs your permission to start.…It has a valid digital signature, verifying that Microsoft…is a publisher of that and that item should be trusted.…If you get this dialog box it's pretty much safe to continue…but if you're not sure, check the name of the program…and decide if it's really something you want to run.…
Note: This training maps to a number of the exam topics on the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Security Fundamentals exam (98-367). See https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-98-367.aspx for more information.
- Explain how Network Access Protection (NAP) works.
- Recall how server and domain isolation provides extra protection.
- Describe how Network Address Translation (NAT) works.
- Differentiate between DNSSec and DNS.
- Recognize the threat of password attacks.
- Summarize how antivirus software protects your system against malware.
- Cite the three levels for software-restriction policies.