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 darknexus on Thu 1st Apr 2010 05:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not entirely..."
darknexus
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2008-07-15

OS X is the same way. It's not quite the same as a click-through, since you do at least have to take a bit of time to enter the password and it breaks the flow of your click click clicking long enough for the action to register in your brain.

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