Admin Account for everyday work

otherguy5

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How many of you are on an admit account doing every day stuff like work, editing, browsing etc? I read somewhere that it's more secure to use a standard account for all this... your thoughts?
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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How many of you are on an admit account doing every day stuff like work, editing, browsing etc? I read somewhere that it's more secure to use a standard account for all this... your thoughts?
There's only a very marginal difference in security, if any. Even an admin user is going to be prompted for credentials to do anything to the system.
 

puma1552

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Nov 20, 2008
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I use an admin account, as it's the only account on the machine since it's my personal machine.
 

Howard2k

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Mar 10, 2016
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Single user machine but I keep a separate admin account. My user account (usual account) is not an admin.
 

Trey M

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I think using a non-admin account when it's your computer is being overly cautious. I can think about certain tasks where maybe that would be a wise, secure choice but definitely not necessary just for your everyday computing. Hope that helps.
 
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Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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Since I first moved to OS X in 2004, I've always used "administrative" accounts.
Never had a problem running this way.