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        Alex5723
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        https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-product-vulnerabilities-reached-a-new-high-of-1268-in-2020/?ftag=TREe331754&bhid=12008177&mid=13403250&cid=712337785

        56% of all Microsoft critical vulnerabilities could have been mitigated by removing admin rights, according to the 2021 BeyondTrust Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report.

        The total number of vulnerabilities in Microsoft products reached an all-time high of 1,268 in 2020, a 48% increase year over year, according to a new report. Windows, with 907 issues, was ridden with the most vulnerabilities. Of those, 132 were critical…

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        doriel
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        A total of 902 vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Windows Servers in 2020–a 35% increase over the previous year. Of the 138 vulnerabilities with a critical rating, 66% could be mitigated by the removal of admin rights..

        Totally ready for Windows 11.

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 20H2 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

        PRUSA i3 MK3S+

        • #2371941
          Alex5723
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          How can you manage servers and networks without admin rights ?

          • #2371942
            doriel
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            Using PCs without admin rights does not seem as sufficient solution to me. Its like car dealer told you, that if you wont drive your car, your tires wont be damaged.
            Someone designing the improvements and new features HAS to admit, that those add more vulnerabilities. I cant manage servers without admin rights.

            Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 20H2 Enterprise

            HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

            PRUSA i3 MK3S+

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      • #2371752
        Alex5723
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        Totally ready for Windows 11

        (Read my lips) Windows 10 will be the last Windows.
        Still trying to catch-up with Apple. macOS is on version 12.

      • #2371913
        oldfry
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        Correct me if I am wrong, but if I run my account as a standard user, this would help mitigate many of these vulnerabilities or attacks.  In other words, only browse or click as a standard user.  Only use your Administrator account when you need to.  If you see an elevation request for admin privileges, think carefully before allowing.  Be sure to whom you are giving elevation can be trusted.  And reject any unexpected request for administrator privileges.  Am I on the right path?

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