Just a few quotes from the article...
- All Windows background processes/daemons are spawned from a single hyper-privileged process and referred to as services.
- By default, Windows launches all services with SYSTEM-level privileges.
Another thing I'd like to add is that all these high-priviledged services are running by default in any system. What this means? That all of us have more that a dozen running services which we will never need but at the same time pose a great security risk because of a potential exploit in them!
- Windows requires that users log in with administrative privileges to install software, which causes many to use privileged accounts for day-to-day usage.
I could talk about these things for days but I guess it's a good time to stop now, just for today. If you find these interesting go on and read the article.
Oh, Slackware >> Windows :P