Lock your PC, or ELSE!

by DontFireMe
(Somewhere)

In my workplace, intellectual property (IP) security is a great concern because we have super sensitive stuff that could bankrupt the company if any of our IP leaked out to the public. The problem is that despite having a "secure" pass access system, we always had a problem with tailgaters coming in with legit staff, so it's hard to control who gets in and out of the office floorspace.


This colleague of mine always left her computer unattended and unlocked whenever she went to grab a cup of coffee or popped by the ladies. Being the responsible employee that I am (ahem ahem), I reminded her 2 or 3 times before I decided to play a prank on her to teach her a lesson.

It normally takes her about 5 to 10 minutes before she come close enough to see her cube, so that's plenty of time. I snuck into her cube when she left for a toilet break, saved all her work first (how nice of me), left a notepad file on her desktop saying "Strange things happen when you forget to lock your PC", then hid all her desktop items from display and her task-bar.

She had a really puzzled look when she got back to her cube and thought that Windows XP had spazzed out. After a few restarts, and some time with IT support, she finally figured out the problem and got the message. Till today she hasn't forgotten to lock her PC.

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