Smart Cards, Big Brother and why I don't care.

The shop I am working at has just rolled out Smart Cards. Each PC has a Smart Card reader connected via a USB port. These Cards allow building and network access. Turn on the PC and wait for the login box. Jam the Card into the reader, type your PIN and away you go. No more password changes! Pull the Card out and the work station is locked. Jam it back in and it unlocks and you can start coding away.... There has been plenty of talk about how "they" will be tracking "time on" but quite frankly I don't care. Don't work, don't get paid.. Any one else have these little toys at work?
Print | posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 2:18 PM

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# re: Smart Cards, Big Brother and why I don't care.

left by Adam at 10/3/2003 12:16 AM Gravatar
No, but I'm jealous... the guys in corporate security just implemented new building access cards ... unfortunatly they didn't decide on implementing this method of access ... would have been sooo nice ... sooo jealous :)

# re: Smart Cards, Big Brother and why I don't care.

left by Jeff at 10/3/2003 4:24 AM Gravatar
kind of like a portable dongle ! (why does that sound dirty?)
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