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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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

So having said all that I think for your average user giving them a more secure browser and perhaps using an adobe reader alternative might achieve the same results.


Since not running as admin negates 100% of the IE8 flaws in 2009, how about doing both?

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