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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user accounts
by Dirge on Wed 31st Mar 2010 18:43 UTC
Dirge
Member since:
2005-07-14

I guess what windows users must do is create a password protected admin account as well as a regular user account.

Now I am the only person who uses this pc, would the user account require a password in this scenario to mitigate these sorts of vulnerabilities?

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RE: user accounts
by nt_jerkface on Wed 31st Mar 2010 20:27 in reply to "user accounts"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I guess what windows users must do is create a password protected admin account as well as a regular user account.

Now I am the only person who uses this pc, would the user account require a password in this scenario to mitigate these sorts of vulnerabilities?


No and even using the guest account would block them but it's a poor practice to use an account without a password.

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