Gartner: Consumer Products Threaten Corporate Security

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Jun 14, 2007.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    As long as companies allow their users to run as administrators - which is unfortunately the only thing you can do in Windows - there will be loads of trouble.

    What I do not understand is why they allow external devices to be plugged in - or certain applications run. Apparently, most admins are incompetent and do not know how to setup their networks.

    First thing - policies. Disable this, disable that. Never seen that in any of the companies I worked for.

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  3. coolbluewater

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    How true. :)
    It's the corporate Admins that are the threat to corporate security.
    Allowing the use of USB ports and not restricting priveleges enough is far too commonplace.
     
  4. nadirah

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    For the sake of convenience, thumb drives, and in fact all sorts of external devices are allowed to be plugged in to the computer.

    For corporate environments, logging on to windows domains in a domain-joined environment, the employee should be assigned a limited user account.

    But there's a domain admin account and possibly, a administrator account on all client workstations as well.

    There's an admin account for every machine. Local or remote. That's every hacker's dream.
     
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