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Subject:  Re: Public Access Internet Kiosks Date:  12/3/2003  11:28 AM
Author:  jiml8 Number:  9159 of 15031

One thing that no one has mentioned on this thread is security. The idea is that you use this kiosk to conduct essential business that you can't otherwise conduct.

But, I for one would let the business hang fire until I could get my laptop to a phone connection (usually at the motel) rather than do that. Why?

Because essential business usually involves secure accounts, and passwords. It may involve displaying sensitive data on the computer display.

This is a computer in a kiosk fer' crissakes. I don't know where it has been or who has been at it. Do you think for a moment that I am going to type in a password on that machine? Allow anything in the least bit sensitive to be downloaded to that machine? By doing so, I could very easily be handing the keys to the kingdom to the hacker who installed a keyboard logger and a trojan on the system.
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