The UAC conundrum: How to manage admin privilege without frustrating users
UAC, or User Account Control, is a Microsoft security construct designed to prevent malware and unauthorized activity from compromising your system, through the following measures:
- Limiting access to privileged accounts
- Requiring administrative approval for elevated access
- Capturing all UAC requests for monitoring and visibility
But UAC is not without its issues, with a study by Avecto finding that 94% of critical Windows vulnerabilities could be mitigated simply by removing admin rights.
Download the white paper now to learn more about the difficulties of UAC and admin rights.