did you ever have to lock you computer when ever you leave it.

@mulau2u (1459)
Malaysia
June 14, 2008 9:19am CST
while you computer is still on, then you have to go to the toilet, did you have to lock the desktop or you just leave it there running everthing or showing everthing what you did on the computer.
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13 responses
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
14 Jun 08
At work, I always lock my desktop when I leave my desk. Being in a higher and reputed post, I handle most of the important documents in our office. So I can never leave my laptop as such, when I move away from my desk. So I have changed the settings in such a way that my desktop locks whenever it is unused for more than 3 min. This helps me a lot. SOmetimes I would be required to work at my laptop and looking out for hard copies for some data.In that case alone, I uncheck the lock mode.Otherwise it is in lock mode only. Security of data is more important indeed.
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 08
i will give you some tactic, you can simply change the file name to something weird and also make it extension name change. so people will not know what the real extension to open the files. if you already know about this the just ignore it ;)
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
15 Jun 08
This is a new technique. I have not heard about this earlier.It sounds good. I think this can help me to save time instead of just typing the password everytime I'm back to my seat.
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 08
i have hide the "documents" on the start button so people will not take a look what just i did on my computer, the recent file is just to good to tell anyone that we have open some private files so be careful about it. have a nice day with your computer :)
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@vampyrus (12)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
When I am at work I have to lock my computer whenever I leave my desk for any reason. It's actually part of my working agreement and I have no choice. But at home I never worry about it cos there's never anybody around to need to be concerned.
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 08
so there is a company make this thing as a part of working agreement, i never think about this before but it is for good purpose anyways.
• Australia
19 Jun 08
I work in insurance claims and we deal with customers sensitive information so it is part of our working agreement that we lock our computer anytime we leave our desk. We can lose our jobs if we do not lock the pc.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I lock my computer at work when I go out to lunch but I don't if I leave my office for a minute to go to another part of the building. The only reason I lock it is because I don't want someone to accidentally mess up something I'm working on with one of the online programs I use. Most of our contracts are stored under my network login so, if my boss needs to look at something, she usually asks me to pull it up on my computer. If I'm away from my desk she will find me or wait but, if I'm out to lunch I force her to wait until I return. That has only happened once. She knows why I lock my computer and she agrees that it's a necessary safety precaution since she's not very computer literate and the online programs I work with involve lots of money coming out of and going into different accounts.
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 08
got be careful about that, if i was online with my online bank then i will never ever leave it unsecured.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
14 Jun 08
The programs I use at work aren't online banking but I agree with you completely about never leaving your computer unsecure while doing that. I only do my online banking from home and always log off before walking away from it.
@amitavroy (4824)
• India
14 Jun 08
well when i am at work i do that every time and that is very important. but it is more important when you lock it when you are home
• Malaysia
14 Jun 08
I don't work so i don't lock it but if i do work, yes certainly.
@edleogc (46)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
For safety purposes, I see to it that my computer is locked while in idle mode.You can't be too trusting especially when private files' vulnerability is compromised.In computing,confidentiality should be most considered.
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 08
yeah you right, safety first all the time.. happy day ;)
• China
15 Jun 08
No,I usually don't lock my computer when I leave it .It is apparent that the content of computer screen is relational to the work. and I know no body will use it in my office. but if I have a privacy in the computer maybe I will lock it .
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 08
sometime i will turn on the winamp and then i will turn off the monitor.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Well, yes, I will leave it running.. But if I am on myLot discussing something personal. I will switch to another site. Other than that, it will stay on the site that it is on.
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 08
yeah of course for own purpose.. simple sharing but great.. ;)
• China
14 Jun 08
yep,it's very necessary and important to do so, somebody always be interesting in what u've stored in your computer whether those ones are of their business or not.So it's a better way to lock our computers when we leave.
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 08
oh yeah i remember so many people like to stole other people information on the computer, celebrity is the most victim.
• India
14 Jun 08
I always lock my computer . and keep myself safe..
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 08
good .. good.. that a greet job to do..
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
I ALWAYS DO THAT!!! I do not want other people be able to see what I am typing or saying to any of my friends. I love to have my private life remain private. :)
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
yup our private is important, then keep it always private ;)
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I lock my computer at work when I leave my desk for security purposes, but I never worry about it when I am at home.
@mulau2u (1459)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 08
i do hide the windows if i am at work cause someone else will use it.
@skydancer (1982)
• United States
14 Jun 08
All my computers are at home, and I also work from home, so I never have to worry about that. I once locked it by accident when it was new... Usually when I know I am going to be gone a while but I want to come back to it just like it was without having to boot it set everything back up again, I just use the "sleep" or "hibernate" feature.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
if there's no person other than me or if i'm with the person who doesn't know how to use the computer, i just leave it as it is but if there's a person who knows how to use a computer then i'll lock it up by putting a password in it