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Preventing Good People from Doing Bad Things: Implementing Least Privilege by Brian Anderson, John Mutch

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Supplementing Group Policy on Windows Desktops

“Another area of concern is that a user with local administrative privileges can install any application they wish on their desktop. This includes hack tools, virus-ridden applications, vulnerable applications, and non-licensed applications.”

—Derek Melber, MSCE MVP and Author

In spite of an increasingly mobile workforce working flexible hours, the image of a “desktop” sitting on a Formica, faux cedar wood bureau, or workstation in a cubicle persists. But as we know full well, a desktop is not a machine required to be in a fixed location anymore. With technology what it is, that term is synonymous ...

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