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Old 01-10-2009, 11:11 AM   #1
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I'm going to living on campus and would like some tips on how to room-mate proof my PC.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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Use a good password. And you might what to password protect your BIOS.
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Setup an Administrator account with a password, and then create another account without admin privileges, that way nobody can install apps/change settings etc but you.
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Use a good password. And you might what to password protect your BIOS.
You can set a boot up password in most bios. Won't boot with out the correct password put in. Then have your user account password protected.
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I'm going to living on campus and would like some tips on how to room-mate proof my PC.
Get a removable hard disk bay thingie, and take the Hard Drive out whenever you arn't in your room? It's a little extreme... but it would work! :P
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I have the same question, but what about physical security.

I don't want people jacking my hdd or ram and stuff.

And my case is screwed in, but thats of little help.
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I have the same question, but what about physical security.

I don't want people jacking my hdd or ram and stuff.

And my case is screwed in, but thats of little help.
Electrify the case maybe.

or

http://www.tryten.com/products/PCLocker.php

http://www.pcsafe.co.uk/tower-security-cages/
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Electrifying the case would do little good for the parts in side

and I doubt every college student has one of those cases

I think I just duct tape my case...like 5 times...so if its been tampered with... ill know.
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quite a lot of cases have a hook on the back that you can put a padlock through and lock the case that way
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Electrifying the case would do little good for the parts in side

and I doubt every college student has one of those cases

I think I just duct tape my case...like 5 times...so if its been tampered with... ill know.
Electrifying the case was a joke.

As for the cases, that is why you BUY them.

And don't think you have to duct tape your case to know if your hard drive was stolen.
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