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Windows 7: The simple way to stop serious Microsoft software flaws?

21 Feb 2014   #1

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The simple way to stop serious Microsoft software flaws?

The simple way to stop serious Microsoft software flaws? Take away 'admin' rights

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Running Windows users with ‘standard’ rather than ‘administrator’ rights would have removed over 90 percent of the risk posed by critical vulnerabilities reported in Microsoft products last year, an analysis by privilege management firm Avecto has found.

The firm first looked at 333 vulnerabilities reported by Microsoft in 2013 across all products in its monthly Security bulletins, finding that 60 percent would have been mitigated by removing admin rights. Studying only the 147 rated as the most serious, the mitigation level reached an astonishing 92 percent.
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21 Feb 2014   #2

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Yea I doubt it's an effective way to control people ability to download silly things,
If you first don't succeed try - try again to download it
Right click run as admin isn't a valid deterrent it's just another hole or flaw which people will use = net gain Zero,
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21 Feb 2014   #3

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Yep - two accounts.
1 standard account for day-to-day work
2 admin for serious work to avoid UAC prompts

Unfortunately most people only have the 1st user Windows sets up (an admin profile).

I have three profiles, 1st admin, 2nd admin, 3rd standard
Sometimes I need that extra admin if any other profile has issues.

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21 Feb 2014   #4

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I can't count how many times I have seen people posting how they have problems downloading something. They go on to say how they disabled their firewall and all their security, and still couldn't download it. Yeah, I have all this security, but I disable it when I really want to download something. Likely something of a dodgy nature from a dodgy site to begin with. A Guy
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