[svlug] sparcstation 5: first steps

Erik Steffl steffl at bigfoot.com
Mon Jun 4 17:58:02 PDT 2001


Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 2 Jun 2001, Rick Moen wrote:
> 
> > begin  Dagmar d'Surreal quotation:
> >
> > > Well, this where the magic phrase "proper policies and procedures"
> > > comes into play.
> >
> > On a good day, those will suffice -- and you won't have people changing
> > their BIOS passwords before turning the machine back in, resigning, and
> > then becoming impossible to reach.  And you won't have people changing
> > their passwords and neglecting to tell their supervisors.  On a good day.
> 
> Unable to reach?  It seems you think I'm talking about politely asking the
> user to surrender the BIOS password.  By no means am I talking about
> anything other than LEGAL action.  A company that can afford to pass out
> notebooks to it's employees can almost certainly afford to press criminal
> and/or civil charges against a former employee who engages in misdeeds
> such as this.

  user forgets the password. what legal action can they take?

	erik




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