is it best to use a standard account rather than admin

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mr miyagi, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. mr miyagi macrumors member

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    hi all
    someone told me its best to use a standard account instead of a admin account for every day usage as its better for security reasons on my new MBP. They say u can always install apps on a standard account. Whats everyone view on this?
     
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  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I have everything set up to ask for my password (including the System Preferences), so I don't use a Standard Account.
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    OS X Will ask you to authenticate prior to doing anything drastic.

    But being an IT guy I just find it a good security practice to elevate as necessary and not always.
     

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