Microsoft's path of least user privilege
Before this year's annual WinHEC conference, Microsoft hosted a reviewers' day and spent a third of that day discussing security. With Windows Vista, Microsoft believes it has finally gotten security right. The secret? By lowering user privileges across the new operating system, Microsoft joins Linux and Apple, which already keep root access well away from remote criminal hackers (crackers).
But Microsoft feels that Windows Vista not only meets the competition, it surpasses it. Only time will tell. Security Watch: Microsoft's path of least user privilege - CNET reviews
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