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April 17, 2013

#1200: Authorization


[[A web chart. In the center is a bubble labeled ‘user account on my laptop’, connecting from which are the bubbles ‘Dropbox’, ‘photos & files’, ‘Facebook’, ‘Gmail’, ‘Paypal’, and ‘bank’. These bubbles are also all connected to each other. A seventh bubble is attached to the center bubble, labeled ‘admin account’. It is covered in a thick border, spikes, and has a lock between it and the central bubble.]]

If someone steals my laptop while I’m logged in, they can read my email, take my money, and impersonate me to my friends, but at least they can’t install drivers without my permission.