Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Computer No-No's

Each of us has our own computer in the training class I am attending here in snowy 17-degree Orem. Here is a little example of what not to do if you use a public or shared computer:

Don't take Windows up on its offer to remember your user name and password!!!

And no, I didn't nose around and read any of this person's messages. Now if it had been Tiger Woods' mailbox I guess I could have had some fun sending out messages under his name..

I just wanted to post pictures of the screen as an example of what not to do on a strange computer!





4 comments:

donna said...

What an idiot! Not you, but the pictured user. LOL

Rickie Miyake said...

Well I've been an idiot plenty of times, haha.. but you would think when Internet Explorer asks if you want it to remember your password and this is not your own computer, you would say NO...

Anonymous said...

I'm sitting in a meeting with the president of our employee day care center and the IT person makes a motion to have only company email acceptable communication. I ask him why. He says its more secure. I tell him its not as anyone could social engineer a password in under three minutes. He has not a clue what I am saying. I had already explained to the president what social engineering was. The next week someone emailed me a list of every employee's password. They cannot be changed. BTW, last week, the motion was brought up again and now its official. Only company email. I said nothing as it no longer matters to me. There's an online app for contact outside of our intranet that can be used to spoof any of our email headers. Anyone can type in any address that the email appears to originate from. Hum, should I go to a Lee's Sandwich place, buy a baguette, get on the internet and send everyone home for the week? Merry Christmas to all.

Rickie Miyake said...

Well I must confess, I don't know what you mean by "social engineering a password." So you need to clue me in!