Posts Tagged ‘administrator’

Report – Non-Admin Accounts Mitigate 94% of Critical Windows Vulnerabilities

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

This probably goes without saying, but here it is anyway, just in case anyone needs a reminder.

A new report suggests that Windows admins and users could mitigate 94% of all critical vulnerabilities automatically by running non-admin accounts. It is common sense that using standard user accounts on Windows, opposed to accounts with elevated privileges, is a good security practice. The main reason behind this practice is simple: if a user cannot perform certain operations due to limited rights, then malware can’t perform those operations either.

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Check for Hidden Android Device Administrators

Friday, December 12th, 2014

This app sounds like it would be particularly useful for folks who are still using older Android devices.

Device Administration on Android is a powerful API that was first introduced in Android 2.2. It offers features at the system level which makes available features such as remotely wiping the storage on a device or enforcing password policies. Apps that require Device Administrator privileges prompt users to do so and when users confirm the rights have access to the API.

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