Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 14:41 UTC
Windows As geeks, we're well aware of the importance of running as a normal user instead of as root (UNIX/Linux/BSD) or administrator (Windows). However, while this should be common knowledge to anyone reading OSNews, it's often hard to illustrate just how important it is - until now, that is. A report by BeyondTrust looked at how many security bulletins issused by Microsoft are mitigated by simply... Not running as administrator.
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biffuz
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2006-03-27

Only problem is, many apps are very difficult or costly to fix. And this includes open source/free stuff... the largest the company, the highest the cost of any change, even minimal. And today companies are saving every penny.

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