Re: CafeAgent problems in internet cafe - help and opinion please
From: Jack (uni_prof2003_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 1 May 2004 11:50:40 -0700
Lars M. Hansen <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> On 1 May 2004 05:23:02 -0700, Jack spoketh
> >Please test that software a nd tell me what's wrong and what can be
> >done to raise security level.
> >Disabling windows 98 function keys, CafeAgents ingerates into
> >operation system without my consent.
> >And finally.
> >How to get rid of an operator using my computer while I read and write
> >my mail.
> >The caption:
> >"The computer is temporarily in use by the operator"
> >is stil open
> >I would appreciate opinion from security experts , internet cafe
> >operators and
> >Author of CafeAgent says it is ok.
> >But in my opinion it is not ok, to have an operator using my computer
> >at the same time I read or write my mail.
> Obviously, you have many objections to the software used at this
> internet cafe (and rightfully so). Since it is unlikely that the cafe
> owner are going to change, I suggest changing cafe...
> Lars M. Hansen
> (replace 'badnews' with 'news' in e-mail address)
you are right.
But in the meantime I have contacted author of the software and he
couldn't understand security issues behing his product.
Basic problem is, Cafeagent issues no warning message 5-10 min ahead
of expiration of prepaid user time.
So applications opened by a user (mail and the like) go hidden upon
expiration of prepaid user time.
I don't have any objection to that software, but don't like messages
>"The computer is temporarily in use by the operator"
being open all the time I read my mail.
Frankly speaking I don't see any reason why a third software should
take a control of windows 98 OS on client's computer .