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Securing the Desktop from Physical Access

By zerolift ·
Securing the Desktop from Physical Access.

We have a group of computers in a public area that have access to some internal network resources. Think of it as a Library.

I am looking for way to make sure access to the desktop is not possible by someone other than the user. Currently I only idea I have to recommend is that the automatic screen lock be turned on after 5 minutes or so of inactivity.

Any recommendations are welcome.

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Secure Access

by BFilmFan In reply to Securing the Desktop from ...

The only other thing that comes to mind is using a Common Access Card to require a user authenticate before being allowed to access the system; but, that might **** your IT budget.

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Wireless Lock

by stargazerr In reply to Securing the Desktop from ...

If you are not looking for high end protection and if simple password authentication will do.

Try this ...

Its available on ebay as well. I use it. Its really effective. If someone pulls the USB dongle out while the wireless receiver is not in range, the computer will remain locked untill someone puts in the password.


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