Your account is part of your identity and any action originating from your account is considered an action made by you as a person. An example is that an e-mail can be sent from your e-mail address if you leave your computer unlocked. You are responsible if your account is misused. An easy way to prevent misuse is to lock your computer when you are not around. In some cases students and other persons have access to the corridor during daytime.
By default the computer locks itself after 20 minutes of inactivity. You should not rely on this delay as 20 minutes is a long time. Always lock your computer when it will be left unattended.
Locking your computer should be thought of as a temporary protection when you need to leave your computer temporarily. There are several reasons for not locking your computer when you will not use it for several hours. When you are about to go home you should instead logout from the computer or turn it off completely. Check out this link for instructions concerning logging out of your computer.
To lock your windows computer do the following:
Another, quicker way for locking your computer is to push the windows key and while holding this key push the “L”-key.
When you want to unlock your computer you will be presented with the following screen. Fill in your password and press the arrow on the screen or the “Enter” key on your keyboard. Please observe that its only the person currently logged in to the computer which can unlock it.
To lock your mac computer do the following: