Warning over unattended PC peril
Who’s been looking at my spreadsheets?
Unattended PCs are becoming the focus of insider attacks, according to Gartner. It reckons “someone else must have used my PC” has become a typical defence to accusations of improper online behaviour.
Gartner advised businesses to implement ‘timeouts’ for all PCs to ensure that users are automatically logged out of application sessions or that PCs are locked in order to minimise the risk of attack. Let’s be honest, the risks Gartner highlights would be obvious to anyone with anyone with a modicum of commonsense. But since commonsense often flies out the window where computers are concerned it’s perhaps worth enumerating the potential problems.
Full story: The Register