Reply to post: Re: Again.. How many people turn their machine off?

You'll never guess what you can do once you steal a laptop, reflash the BIOS, and reboot it

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Re: Again.. How many people turn their machine off?

At my former employer - it was mandated that desktop machines be shut down at the end of the day.

If it isn't powered up, then it can not be pwned during the overnight/weekend hours.

This policy arose from an incident where an executive left his machine on, and it was infected with malware. Those behind the attack had the whole weekend to surf out or internal network. Cleaning up the mess was one of the reasons why we ditched Windows, and went to Linux. The other being a nastygram from the BSA that was quite costly.

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