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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kaiwai
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2005-07-06

and destroy billions in wealth.

The account separation in NT works fine. Removing Win32 compatibility would cause more destruction than any security threat. The real problem is with companies that wait as long as possible to upgrade.


Tell me where I stated that I wanted to remove win32 compatibility - that is, the removal of the win32 subsystem.

Edited 2010-04-01 07:35 UTC

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