Re: Using Admin Privileges while surfing the Internet



Hi, having an admin right can help malware install and run itself so as to damage or compromise your computer. For example, a Virus/ worm/ Trojan or blended attack could format your hard disk drive, delete your files, could become a member of DDoS attack launch, create a new user account with administrative access, exploit unpatched vulnerabilities and even compromise the whole network.

Please go through the following link which suggests that 92% of critical vulnerabilities can be mitigated by removing admin rights.
http://www.beyondtrust.com/documentation/whitePapers/wp_VulnerabilityReport.pdf

Thanks,
Kartik

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