Securing your Desktop
Unattended computers can compromise the security of data. Locking your computer is one of the simplest ways to prevent unauthorized access to your machine.
When a computer is locked, no one will be able to access your computer or the network through your user account unless they know your password.
The Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP Professional operating systems provide a simple way for users to lock their computers: Press _CTRL+ALT+DEL_ and click “_Lock Computer_.” To unlock your computer, press _CTRL+ALT+DEL_, type in your password, and click “_OK_.”
Please remember to lock your computers, even if you are stepping away for only a few minutes; a few minutes is enough time for someone else to compromise your data. Please also remember to log off your computers before leaving for the day.
Posted September 13, 2004