Re: security options

From: Jessie (notforyoutoknow@nowhere.com)
Date: 05/13/02


From: "Jessie" <notforyoutoknow@nowhere.com>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 14:59:34 -0600


 Oviously you are indicating
> that someone can piggy back on your account and thus have
> unlimited rights to your box.

That is possible also. You should also remember, programs you run while
logged on as Admin run with admin privileges, including any virus, Trojan,
or worm. The administrator account has the right to format your hard drive.

hth
jo MCP MCSE W 2k MVP

"Mike" <drivemach1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:2cb701c1fabb$3298d630$a5e62ecf@tkmsftngxa07...
>
> I have a follow up question to this. Why is it not wise
> to surf with your admin acct? Oviously you are indicating
> that someone can piggy back on your account and thus have
> unlimited rights to your box. Can you please explain this
> technically? I'm always looking for ways to tighten my
> security.
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >See this link:
> >http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?
> scid=kb;en-us;Q293655
> >
> >Ideally, you should have 2 accounts. 1 to use on an
> everyday basis, that is
> >affected by the local security policy along with your
> room mate ( and any
> >other user added to this computer) and 1 that has
> administrator privileges,
> >not affected by the local security (using the above
> article).
> >It is not a recommended practice to surf the internet
> using the
> >administrator account.
> >
> >hth
> >jo MCP MCSE W k2 MVP
> >
> >"mlnazo" <mlnazo@Attbi.com> wrote in message
> >news:105401c1f61a$673120a0$a4e62ecf@tkmsftngxa06...
> >> Is there anyway to allow only one person access to
> control
> >> panel, etc. on a multiple-person used computer? For
> >> example...my personal computer is used by my roommates,
> >> and I would prefer to be the only person with access to
> >> control panel options.
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >
> >
> >.
> >