Re: Are Java and JavaScript really so malicious for Windows system

From: fluidly unsure (dripping_at_mailinator.com)
Date: 11/28/05


Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 08:05:55 GMT

fluidly unsure wrote:
> Mark Randall wrote:
>
>>Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / .NET has 'run as' capability.
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>>- MR
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> Which doesn't play well with CPLs or IE shortcuts.
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>>"Ian" <Ian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:94FE5369-568E-49BF-97C2-CEBED88A084B@microsoft.com...
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>>>IMHO, enforcing a company policy that Internet Explorer shall only be used
>>>on
>>>trusted sites would be far more effective. Other sites would be accessed
>>>with
>>>Firefox, Mozilla or Opera.
>>>
>>>Perhaps set-up a local IE startpage warning about this policy, and
>>>requiring
>>>the user to click 'I Agree' before using it?
>>>
>>>As for running as a restricted user, I think most admins agree that while
>>>that is practical on Linux, on Windows it's largely unworkable. You'd
>>>spend
>>>half your time just logging-on and logging-off again and again.
>
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> One of my main complaints with Windows. Aaron Margosis addressed this
> with in his blog and with 'RunAsAdmin'. 'DropMyRights' from Michael
> Howard that same thing from a different angle.
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I was wrong, Aaron Margosis' program is 'MakeMeAdmin'

His blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis) is a fascinating read.

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