Viion Systems Inc. has announced the launch of Sentinel Sign-Off, which automatically locks a computer following the departure of a user. This will put the kibosh on your paranoid psycho co-worker who likes to scan your email when you've gone off to the kitchen for a refill of your coffee.
OK, there are other applications besides deterring disgruntled colleagues. The solution is aimed at environments where multiple users have access to the same computer, like in hospitals or banks.
The Montreal-based company has just finished with a successful round of beta testing and Viion has filed for patent protection. It's an awfully practical solution to a common problem, the walk-away-security vulnerability.
Meanwhile, until your office gets it, make sure you time your coffee breaks right... or just actually log off like you're supposed to when you go away from your computer.