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Chapter 10. Understanding Your PC Operat... > Password-Protecting the Screensaver

Password-Protecting the Screensaver

This is a basic security step that is often circumvented or unused by many users. Make sure all of your machines have this feature enabled to prevent an unauthorized user from taking advantage of an unlocked console. Figure 10.16 shows the password feature of the screensaver. To activate the screensaver, right-click the Desktop background, select Properties, and then select the Screen Saver tab. An idle (inactive) time of 15 minutes or so is a good configuration setting for this security feature. By merely performing this step, many simple “hacks” of unattended workstations can be prevented. The intruder would see the locked screen and simply move on the next machine.

Figure 10.16. Screensaver password.



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