Preventing simple local DOS attacks

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Roof Fiddler, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Roof Fiddler

    Roof Fiddler Guest

    After years of Microsoft reengineering Windows with an emphasis on security,
    I still see no way to give a user an account on my computer without also
    giving him the ability to (accidentally or intentionally) perform very
    effective DOS attacks by allocating gobs of memory, with the result that
    switching users or performing any tasks under any other user accounts is so
    dreadfully slow that I just give up and want to throw the computer across
    the room because it's doing nothing but grinding away constantly on the swap

    So, in Vista, how do I set memory quotas for users, so that if their
    programs try to suck up more memory than they're allowed, a UAC dialog pops
    up asking for an administrator password?
    Roof Fiddler, Sep 5, 2006
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