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[4]: Not entirely...
by TemporalBeing on Wed 31st Mar 2010 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not entirely..."
TemporalBeing
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Of course distros ask you to set a password for root, but I am not aware of any distro which didn't also create a normal user account. Even Mandriva installation _mandates_ you to create a normal account, you can't continue installation without. And in no situation is the root user the default user; it doesn't log automatically in, it doesn't show up in GDM/KDM and so on.

That is very different from what you at first said.


No, that is exactly what I was saying Microsoft should do as well.

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