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Chapter 2. PRIVACY AT HOME > MY DATA, MYSELF

MY DATA, MYSELF

One Computer, Many Eyeballs

The Annoyance:

I keep sensitive files on my home desktop machine—my banking records, old love letters, the chapters from my unfinished best-selling novel—that are nobody else's business, damn it. How do I keep Nosy Nellies from walking up to my computer while I'm not there and rummaging around on it?

The Fix:

One way is to use a password-protected logon so that only you can gain access to your desktop's...er, desktop. If you're sharing the computer, you'll need to set up multiple logons, each with a unique password (see Figure 2-1).


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