Security vs. Pissing people off
Posted Jun 23, 2005 11:23 UTC (Thu) by brother_rat
Parent article: Attack of the killer iPods
One thing I've never understood is the desire of IT people to "lock down" systems in ways that don't actually make the system any more secure, but do actually cripple useful features.
The number of windows machines where pressing "winkey+E" gives a messages saying "You can't do that due to restrictions placed by the system administrator" (or words to that effect) but you can just right-click "My computer" and choose explore.
or computers where you can't change the refresh rate of the screen, and it's set to 60Hz or less :-s
There's almost always ways around those kind of restrictions for a determined user, so why get in people's way.
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