April 10, 2014
March 11, 2014
Years ago, we blogged about why having administrative rights over your computer is not the great thing that it sounds like. A recent study by Avecto underscores this point and reminds us why you don’t want them (all the time). The study states “Analysis of Microsoft Security Bulletins from 2013 highlights that 92% of Critical vulnerabilities would be mitigated by removing admin rights across an enterprise.”
Translation: “You can stop 92% of all of the bad stuff happening on your network by having to enter a password on those rare occasions when you need to install or update software on your computer.” Is that really so bad?
March 8, 2014
January 25, 2014
This phrase is not too difficult, and if you’re like some folks I’ve had to deal with recently, will serve you immensely well. Say it with me: “I’m sorry, I don’t understand.” (more…)