Report: Non-admin accounts mitigate 94% of critical Windows vulnerabilities

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, so can’t malware that attacks the system.

The recently released Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report 2016 by Avecto highlights how much of an impact the switch from admin to non-admin accounts could make on Windows systems

According to the report, 36% of all

Read more: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/02/23/non-admin-accounts-mitigate-94-of-critical-windows-vulnerabilities/