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[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by nt_jerkface on Thu 1st Apr 2010 18:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Why is it so difficult for you or anyone else to see something so clearly obvious?


Because you aren't providing any specifics as to what should be removed and how it would improve user separation. The big problem in XP with account separation was the shared registry and they already fixed that in Vista/7 with the virtual registry.

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