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Removing Admin Rights "Fixes" 94% of All Windows Critical Vulnerabilities - Update
21 February 2017, 11:14 pm

Removing administrator rights could have helped mitigate 94% of all Windows vulnerabilities with a Critical rating, reveals a new analysis signed by global security software company Avecto. 

After taking a look at all security bulletins issued by Microsoft throughout 2016, Avecto came up with a few key findings to shed some light on the overall security problems of Windows OS. During the whole 2016, 530 vulnerabilities were reported, a small increase over the previous year. When it comes to Critical vulnerabilities, the number dropped to 189, much better than in 2014 when 240 such problems were reported. 

"Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities account for the largest proportion of total Microsoft vulnerabilities. Of these, 70% were classed as Critical. Almost 90% of total RCE vulnerabilities and 94% of Critical RCE vulnerabilities could be mitigated by removal of admin rights," researchers ... (read more)

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