Why are screen savers in this list? You should be taking all kinds of steps to secure your computer/network/servers and prevent unauthorized access to all of the information that constitutes you vital business information. When you walk away from your terminal, and leave it logged on, you are doing essentially the same thing as making sure that you’ve got an alarm system on your home that’s monitored 24/7 and then walking away and leaving the front door wide open! Consider the damage that someone could do if they could digitally impersonate you. Imagine the difficult position you would find yourself in if someone stepped in to your sessions and sent an email with some less than desirable comments included?
Lock your screen! ANYTIME that you walk away, even if it’s for a short period. When someone accesses your session, they effectively become you.
In almost all cases, the administrators of the network can set an ‘inactivity period’ whereby the screen saver kicks in, and that forces you to login again upon your return.
To lock your screen, all you have to do is hold the Windows key down and the letter ‘L’.