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.
Thread beginning with comment 416279
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: user accounts
by nt_jerkface on Wed 31st Mar 2010 20:27 UTC in reply to "user accounts"
Member since:

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.

Reply Parent Score: 2