It’s time to restrict user rights

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It’s time to restrict user rights

Most of the best ideas in IT security – indeed, security in general – have been around for a long time. One that is all too often forgotten is the concept of “least privilege”, or using the bare minimum level of access to get the job done.

For example, everyday tasks such as reading email or browsing the web don’t need the same amount of system access as less common tasks like installing a printer. Although you need to write to the data areas on the disk, there should be no need to install device drivers, modify system settings, ...

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