View Full Version : Running as Standard User is more secure

01-04-2010, 07:05 PM
Hi, I thought some of you would find this interesting. It's an obvious point but it's nice to see some statistics to justify the inconvenience. :thumbs:

90% of Critical Microsoft Windows 7 Vulnerabilities are Mitigated by Eliminating Admin Rights
http://www.beyondtrust.com/downloads/whitepapers/documents/wp039_BeyondTrust_2009_Microsoft_Vulnerability_Ana lysis.pdf

This BeyondTrust report investigates all vulnerabilities published in Microsoft’s 2009 Security Bulletins, as well as all of the published Windows 7 vulnerabilities to date. It reports on vulnerabilities that are mitigated by configuring users to operate without administrator rights and examines the latest major Microsoft releases, including Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8.

The results show that despite unpredictable and evolving attacks companies can greatly reduce risk, experience greater protection from zero-day threats and reduce the threat from vulnerabilities by removing administrator rights.