Friday, September 30, 2005

Unattended PCs

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09/29/unattended_pc_peril/

Maybe people could LOCK their PCs before walking away. Seriously, automatically locking PCs after a period of inactivity isn't a BAD idea, it just isn't a particularly EFFECTIVE one. The problem is finding the right balance between security and convenience. Hard to do.

Besides, if somebody actually wants to do harm, all they need is a moment to hit a URL with a browser, say yes to the popup, and they own the PC. For that matter, there's always the hardware keyboard sniffer. Y'all check for those every morning right?

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