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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 9/21/2004 8:20:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 8:21:04 AM EST by hk940]
Actually it’s none of my business but the guy that works there goes out to lunch every day and does not log out. People on the floor who do not have net access come to his cube to surf while he is gone. They eat their lunch and goof off for half an hour and leave without making a mess or him knowing.

So what should I do? Mind my own business
tell him
sprinkle some crumbs or cheese on the keyboard
slim his mouse with french fry grease
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:20:45 AM EST
hit the porn sites...on his computer. That'll learn him.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:21:33 AM EST
I'd give the guy a tip that he should start logging out.

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:21:50 AM EST
can't make it to the porn. we got a nasty blocker.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:21:54 AM EST
Hit his reset button right after he leaves for lunch...
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:22:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:
hit the porn sites...on his computer. That'll learn him.





Seriously though, I would tell him to start logging off.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:23:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brohawk:
I'd give the guy a tip that he should start logging out.





+1. Security reasons.


And then take his stapler.


SGatr15
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:23:25 AM EST
Change his password while he is at lunch.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:23:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 8:25:59 AM EST by Blue_Monkey]
Take his stapler!

edited: damn, sgtar15 you beat me to it!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:24:11 AM EST
Damn... there was once a screen saver that looks like the machine blue screens and reboots... and it just keeps doing that. Only ESC will stop it.

If I remembered where it was, I'd say load that on his system and set it to go off after a few minutes, then he'll come back from lunch and freak out.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:25:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By hk940:
So what should I do?
tell him




I think you should tell him.

You could always send an email from his computer to himself, either pointing out that he may want to hit Ctlr-Alt-Del + Enter before he leaves for lunch.
Or just say "I love ham!" - hopefully either message would have the same effect.

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:25:21 AM EST




And then take his stapler.


SGatr15



If you could just do that from now on, that would be great...
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:26:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:
hit the porn sites...on his computer. That'll learn him.



This kind of stuff could get someone fired. It's a good thing that

1. There is a tight blocker

2. You don't work with him.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:26:52 AM EST
At the company I used to work with, one quick, easy, and popular way to make sure a cow-orker's terminal was locked was to send mail from his account, company wide, saying:

"I am $USERNAME, and I am not wearing any pants."

Never happened to me and I never did it to anyone, but I know quite a few who've had it done to them
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:28:08 AM EST
Does the NSA have a website? If yes, have their home page staring at him on the monitor when he gets back from lunch... later on in the afternoon ask him if he saw the guys who looked like oil sheikhs skulking around the offices at lunchtime...

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:28:38 AM EST
Here's what we do where I work, and I'm in Information Security so I can get away with it.

Sit down at his terminal and send an e-mail to the entire company with a silly message. The one we use is "I'm a little teapot. And I should lock my terminal when I leave my desk." That generally fixes the problem.

Of course, professionally I'd hope that someone like yourself who witnesses this will contact information security so I can reprimand the person for violation of policy. Of course, that presumes that you have policy covering computer access when away from your desk.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:29:07 AM EST
i dropped a little grated cheese on the key board.

he just got back and is going ape shit.

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:32:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By hk940:
i dropped a little grated cheese on the key board.

he just got back and is going ape shit.





Okay...now that's funny...





SGtar15
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:32:44 AM EST
Sending him an email or changing his password is a good idea. It doesn't really cause any harm, but even thick headed people understand how it could after you show them what can be done in their absence. Quick story, very similar.

I had a guy who never signed his reports at the end. I reminded him several times. Finally, I just re-wrote his report. Put in all kinds of crazy stupid things. Printed it out and had it sitting there waiting for him when he came in.

I asked him what was wrong with his report and he said "Oh, I didn't sign it." Then he signed it.
I politely asked him if he had read what he just signed and his face went blank when he looked at it. Like he couldn't figure out why he had actually written that stuff. I just smiled and told him, "This is what CAN happen if you don't sign it."

He never forgot again.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:33:39 AM EST
He probably does it on purpose so that the others can use his computer. How else would they know he leaves it unlocked?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:35:40 AM EST
That sort of security breach will literally cause you to lose your security clearance at Boeing, and you could get fired; it happens several times every year.

The thing about this is that your company, no matter how "small potatoes" or seemingly unimportant, ought to take a serious look at computing security, just to protect their intellectual property; there are plenty of low lifes looking to steal information and others looking for an easy target for a virus.

Maybe your co-worker doesn't know how to lock his machine - it's not out of the realm of possiblilty.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:38:17 AM EST
He’s about settled down and comes over to ask me about it.
I say sure, just about everyone in the dept. knows. I tell him I thought it was an inside deal… he sulks off.

Relax guy, it’s just a computer and a little cheese. It’s not like there were pubes on your desk.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:41:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By hk940:
i dropped a little grated cheese on the key board.
he just got back and is going ape shit.




Sling a spoonful of yogurt across his keyboard
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:41:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 8:42:59 AM EST by Fat_McNasty]

Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:
At the company I used to work with, one quick, easy, and popular way to make sure a cow-orker's terminal was locked was to send mail from his account, company wide, saying:

"I am $USERNAME, and I am not wearing any pants."

Never happened to me and I never did it to anyone, but I know quite a few who've had it done to them



+1 I have done this. And Im the Admin.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:43:35 AM EST
Next time, set the nastiest porn site you can find as his screen saver ( or wallpaper ).

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:46:58 AM EST
Why wouldnt you let him know ??????????????????????

Has he fucked you somehow ?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:49:23 AM EST
POKE HER IN THE POOPER.......

Oh..... You said "him"....

Well, in that case, tell him to log off.....
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:49:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By drache:
Sending him an email or changing his password is a good idea. It doesn't really cause any harm, but even thick headed people understand how it could after you show them what can be done in their absence. Quick story, very similar.



You cannot change his password without knowing his existing password on any modern operating system.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:52:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:

Originally Posted By drache:
Sending him an email or changing his password is a good idea. It doesn't really cause any harm, but even thick headed people understand how it could after you show them what can be done in their absence. Quick story, very similar.



You cannot change his password without knowing his existing password on any modern operating system.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...



Doh!
You're right. Don't know why I didn't catch that myself.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:55:56 AM EST
If the cheese doesn't learn him, go turn on his MS Messenger Service. That should drive him apeshit.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:57:29 AM EST
Press 'Print Screen' - then create a .jpg file that is the image of his desktop.

Delete everything on his desktop.

Minimize his Taskbar.

Reset the wallpaper on his computer to match his desktop image.

This is usually good for half a dozen resets of the computer before they figure it out. We did this to a guy at my old company who always left his computer on.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:58:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By drache:

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:

Originally Posted By drache:
Sending him an email or changing his password is a good idea. It doesn't really cause any harm, but even thick headed people understand how it could after you show them what can be done in their absence. Quick story, very similar.



You cannot change his password without knowing his existing password on any modern operating system.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...



Doh!
You're right. Don't know why I didn't catch that myself.



But you can usually put a password on the screensaver...
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:20:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 9:20:52 AM EST by u-baddog]

Originally Posted By ASUsax:
Press 'Print Screen' - then create a .jpg file that is the image of his desktop.

Delete everything on his desktop.

Minimize his Taskbar.

Reset the wallpaper on his computer to match his desktop image.

This is usually good for half a dozen resets of the computer before they figure it out. We did this to a guy at my old company who always left his computer on.



I got screwed this way oh the shame............. beware this type of thing can get out of hand fast.
The culprits paid for their prank and they paid deep too. My prank led to a new office policy.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:31:59 AM EST
I worked an an international printing company for a while (Quad Graphics)...one of the fork truck drivers logged on at the terminal by my machine and drove away without logging off. I got into his profile and added a "signature" type line that went with every inter company message he sent.

The line that I added was..."Hey ladies...I have a 12 incher!"

He tracked it back to me after a female co-worker from the Atlanta warehouse messaged him back and asked if he knew about the sig line. He was pretty cool about it. He never left his terminal logged in after that.

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:12:28 AM EST
today all is quiet in the next cubical.

it's too quiet.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:14:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By hk940:
today all is quiet in the next cubical.

it's too quiet.



You can easily solve that by going there and opening a huge ass flash movie that will take some minutes to load...
Pump up the volume as you take off
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:21:10 AM EST
i got "jets over the alps" that's about 14 minutes of fun...
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