Precautions while using Computer and Laptops
Lock your computer when stepping away
Forgetting to log out poses a security risk with any computer that is accessible to other people including computers in public facilities, offices, and shared housing, because it leaves your account open to abuse. Someone could sit down at that computer and continue working from your account, doing damage to your files, retrieving personal information, or using your account to perform malicious actions. For an example of possible consequences, see this entry in the Protect IU Blog. To avoid misuse by others, remember to log out of or lock your computer whenever you leave it.