In this short article, Sami explains seven different vulnerabilities in Windows 7 which demonstrate why the removal of admin rights is essential to optimizing security.
As an OS guy, I love cracking into Windows: this is the way I teach clients how to best protect and troubleshoot their operating system. I use my ‘cracks’ as learning examples on how Windows, its services and processes work. I don’t use malware or anything that would be caught by antimalware software but simply manipulate Microsoft’s own misconfigurations or flaws to get access to a system.
I have a plethora of examples of these ‘cracks’, but I will use this article to give you a run-down of the top 7 vulnerabilities you should address, whatever stage you are at in the migration process.