Re: Best explanation why NOT to run as administrator/root

Subject: Re: Best explanation why NOT to run as administrator/root
From: Phil03 <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 00:42:30 +0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: McLauchlan, Kevin
> Factoids from me...possibly because it's me saying it.... hmm.... I know we're together 8 hours a day for a few years now, but I'm pretty sure that still doesn't make him my wife…

Now that made me laugh. :D

On 1 May 2013, at 00:12, Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com> wrote:
> Create a new user named "Nobody" and grant it full administrator
> privileges and add it to the SYSTEM group. Revoke administrator
> privileges from the "Administrator user, remove it from all system
> groups, etc.


And that made me smile. Smart. :)

As to the issue at hand, I think if its a works machine its worth just pointing out the potential costs of making a mistake. It doesn't matter if he knows what he's doing. Why take the risk? It could cost him his job and/or the company a lot of money if something goes wrong and its down to his negligence, like installing a trojan while logged in as Admin. Surely he's not so arrogant he doesn't understand minimizing risk is just good practice?

Best

Phil
http://applehelpwriter.com

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References:
Best explanation why NOT to run as administrator/root: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Best explanation why NOT to run as administrator/root: From: Dan Goldstein

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