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Viewfinity CEO Says Many Computer Users Are Overprivileged (Video) 95

Posted by Roblimo
from the striking-a-balance-between-extremes dept.
This isn't about your place in society, but about user privileges on your computers and computer networks. The more privileges, the more risk of getting hacked and having Bad People do Bad Things to your company's computers, right? So Leonid Shtilman's company, Viewfinity, offers SaaS that helps you grant system privileges in a more granular manner than just allowing "root" and "user" accounts with nothing in between.

Comment: Re:For a new Android user (Score 2) 114

by alanebro (#36722746) Attached to: New SMS Trojan Found In Android Markets

A good practice is to find an app in which you are interested, then review the permissions to verify they make sense.

For instance, if you're downloading a new phonebook and the app asks for permission to your contacts, you can assume that it really needs it.
If you're downloading a new tic-tac-toe game that asks for full permission to read your ingoing and outgoing calls, you should really question why it needs that.

This isn't foolproof, but it is a really good place to start.

Comment: Re:Wow. (Score 1) 693

by alanebro (#34272024) Attached to: 200 Students Admit Cheating After Professor's Online Rant

My Chem 101 class at Nebraska photo copied every test. Oh, and they don't tell you that until after the regrade submission time for the first test is finished. I think my class dropped in size from 250 to 230 people after they submitted all the cheaters to student affairs.

Most other profs simply wrote either the correct answer or simply what you did wrong in red.

The life of a repo man is always intense.