Windows PCs can be hijacked through Notepad

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Windows PCs can be hijacked through Notepad

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:34 pm

Sigh. Being patched in this week's patches if you feel like playing Russian Roulette with updates.

I'm not sure if it would defeat something like this, but a good way to protect yourself is to NOT be an admin user on your PC.

I am not admin on any of my PCs except the file server. I also defer security updates for 30 days. Let everyone else be guinea pigs. I feel fairly confident that my system is secure from most malware and attacks if I'm a limited user.

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows- ... gh-notepad
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Re: Windows PCs can be hijacked through Notepad

Postby psypher » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:55 pm

A policy I follow for super users (IT, Developers, etc...) that require admin rights on their PC is for them to have 2 users. A regular user that they use the majority of the time and a super user that they can elevate to when needed. I prefix it with s-

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Re: Windows PCs can be hijacked through Notepad

Postby darcy » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:24 pm

Geez louise,,,
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