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Implementation of the Least Privilege Principle on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux
Scalbert L, Dowland PS
Advances in Communications, Computing, Networks and Security 6, ISBN: 978-1-84102-258-1, pp226-233, 2009
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The least privilege principle can solve some of the problems in Operating System security. It consists of running programs with only the needed rights for the operations expected from them. Thus, the unexpected actions on a program such as an attack are blocked. This paper compares its current implementation on Windows XP (service pack 3), Windows Vista (service pack 1) and Linux (kernel 2.6).

Scalbert L, Dowland PS