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.
Permalink for comment 416259
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
pompous stranger
Member since:

I wonder how much those same companies spend on network and desktop security. I hear licenses on corporate a/v and lost productivity/stolen data expense can get pretty hefty.

Reply Parent Score: 2