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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I'm running Windows Server 2008 (based on Vista SP 1) and is running as normal user (restricted user). Whenever I try to perform actions for which my user do not have the required rights a window will pop up asking for the Administrator password. Very much like su (or gtksu), but actually slightly more intelligently (I cannot believe I just wrote that).

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