Wednesday, April 8, 2015

LESS Admin rights result LESS Microsoft flaws

UK security firm Avecto states that if you want to mitigate critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft applications. All you need is just to remove admin rights from users. Exploitation requires admin privileges for almost 97% of Windows flaws; 99.5% of Internet Explorer and 95% of Office applications. Avecto did in-depth analysis of Microsoft security updates and found 92% of vulnerabilities in 2013 which can be mitigated by revoking admin rights - Similarly in 2014, it surges to 97%. According to Avecto's European VP, Paul Kenyon, companies can get rid of security woes by just breaking down the admin rights so that most of the users are unable to do installation. <more>

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