A security researcher is warning of a possible security hole in the latest beta version of Windows 7.
Researcher Long Zheng has posted both a description and a proof of concept for an issue which could allow an attacker to skirt the User Account Control (UAC) component in the new version of Windows.
UAC is designed to monitor a system and notify the user when a program attempts to alter the system. Originally designed to help prevent malware infections, the software was disabled by many users and widely mocked for the barrage of dialog boxes it created in some systems.
To improve the software in Windows 7, Microsoft has set …