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Originally posted by dalek Well it did make me think about the fact that when I go to town I leave my rig running. I have my bank info, password and login, stored in form manager. Somebody break in a they can take my money.
Doesn't matter whether your box is running or not as far as I know. Anybody can steal the computer, stick a boot disk in it and turn it on, and *then* steal your money. Xlock might keep out pets or little kids or the Linux clueless, but you need to secure the room and the net connection more than the console. (Incidentally, xlock is completely useless if you're logged in on any other terminal - someone can still switch to that terminal.)
I believe you can password protect the BIOS and then disable removable drive boots. That might provide more security, but I'm not that concerned about physical computer security, so I don't know.