|Posted: May 02 06 at 10:18am | IP Logged
POLP stands for Principle of Least Privilege. Using POLP means that
each user should log on with a user account that has the absolute
minimum permissions necessary to complete the user's regular tasks.
This helps provide protection against malicious code and Internet
intruder attacks. If a user logs on with a privileged account (e.g.,
one that has administrative privileges on the local machine or on the
domain), and a virus executes, the virus will have administrative
access to the local computer or to the entire domain. However, if the
user logs on with a non-privileged account, the amount of damage that
malware can do is limited.