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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RE[3]: Not entirely...
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not entirely..."
Thom_Holwerda
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Distro installers always ask you to enact a password for root. That is the first user enacted during the installation.

After that, you can then add a normal user to use.


Yes, but they don't make you run as root. That's a rather crucial difference.

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