Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Dec 2005 00:41 UTC
Windows The gospel according to LUA (least-privileged user account) took center stage at Microsoft's Security Summit East here with a pair of Redmond consultants pitching the idea of a well-funded security deployment repository to help developers create applications for non-admin users. The LUA principle, which promotes the use of accounts with fewer access rights than Administrator accounts, has been largely ignored by end users, but if Aaron Margosis and Shelly Bird have their way, code writers will have a central place to get tools and training to create least-privilege applications.
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What a bizarre idea!
by jgmills on Thu 15th Dec 2005 03:40 UTC
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So, every user logs in with administrator privileges,
but all of the applications are fixed to run with
ordinary user privileges. Wouldn't it be better for
users to log in as ordinary users in the first place?
Then, only the applications that won't run in that
environment need to be fixed.

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