Sudo For Windows, (Fri, Jun 23rd)

The good folks over at the ISC turned me on to something that I wished I’d known about a long time ago.  Now, I’m familliar with sudo for *nix, but I was never aware of sudo for Windows.  This definatley is a more elegant solution than Microsoft’s DromMyPantsRights.  DropMyPantsRights allows an administrative user on a windows pc to run a program as a user with lower rights (such as IE) – which you need to specify individually.  What a mess!

Sudo for windows works just like sudo for *nix.  Configured properly, you run as a regular (non-admin) user, and when you want to so something that requires administrative rights, you use your own password to authenticate – a much better model.

Please go check out the post at the ISC below, and get your windows users out of the admin groups!

– L 

Sudo For Windows

Larry Pesce

A self-professed, lifelong “tinkerer and explorer,” Larry always wanted to know how things work. “I found myself getting to engage in deep dives of technology from an early age: My dad built the family television from a kit, and I helped. It caught fire. Twice. I helped fix it both times.”

The help and advice received from the infosec community throughout his career inspired him to share what he had learned to help others secure their networks and improve their craft. Part of that ongoing sharing has been as the co-founder and co-host of the international award winning Paul’s Security Weekly podcast for more than 19 years.

Larry has spent the last 15 years as a penetration tester, spending lots of time focused on Healthcare, ICS/OT, Wireless, and IoT/IIoT/Embedded Devices, but now focuses his efforts on securing the software supply chain at Finite State.

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