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Kiosk Mode

Recently there was a large RFP for kiosk enclosures (at a federal cemetery). The procuring office indicated that no computers would be required as they had existing stock of some older Dell laptops. The laptops run Windows 7 (consumer edition). Deploying self-service computers with an unsupported (and often hacked) operating system in order to save $20 is a common mistake.

We often find windows computers, in particular, to be highly vulnerable in public locations. As a “white hat” we probably get into 50% of those computers one way or another. If they have personal data, that brings in to bear some pretty hefty HIPAA violations, especially in the medical field.

Bootup is the most vulnerable period for a public computer. Usually fairly easy to locate the power plug and unplug the unit. If you go really cheap, then you didn’t bother to use an UPS either.

And having been in the role several years as IT manager, we can tell you that as earnest and well-intentioned in-house technical gurus like to fancy themselves, at best they have to educate themselves first in order to eliminate access and data (cache files) to any reasonable degree. Our advice has remained the same over the years for those techs. Use a robust and mature lockdown system and see what it does. It has been hacked over the years (all software has been hacked and then adjusted if it is any good). Imitation is the sincere form of flattery. Don’t learn at the expense of your customers (or your legal settlement fund).

Kiosk Mode Software Providers

  • KioWare software for lockdown and remote monitoring
  • Esper Android Cloud Solutions
  • Sitekiosk – Android and Windows lockdown, remote management and CMS for digital signage

  • Kiosk Mode VMWare

    Kiosk Mode VMWare Self-service kiosks can be used in many different situations, such as healthcare, hospitality, and education. For example, a majority of patients claim that the most challenging part of a hospital or doctor visit isn’t the visit itself—it’s the check-in process. A kiosk station can help simplify the patient experience by allowing them to update their… Read More »

    Kiosk Mode or Assigned Access

    Kiosk Mode & Assigned Access Mode Kiosk Mode Article reprinted from Kioware and author Jim Kruper date Feb 2014 Generally, kiosk mode is usually meant to refer to a particular “mode” that most browsers offer.  “Kiosk Mode” is offered by browser applications (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox etc) to run the application full screen without any browser user interface… Read More »

    Kiosk Mode Edge – Common Problems

    Kiosk Mode Lockdown Windows Editors Note:  As much as we appreciate Microsoft supporting some sort of kiosk mode we can’t help but wish they could recommend “assistive” products like KioWare and Sitekiosk which eliminate the “learned my lesson” or didn’t.  Companies who have spent years analyzing and dealing with the situation have a much more robust, time-saving and… Read More »

    Kiosk Mode Android Software New Release

    KioWare for Android Version 4.3 is Now Available! A new version update of KioWare for Android has been released. Version 4.3 for Android is now available with many improvements that work toward the company’s goal of constantly improving user experience. The updates to version 4.3 include streamlined app management, improved permission requests, a customizable notification shade, an improved… Read More »

    Kiosk Mode Software – Renewing Sponsor Sitekiosk

    PROVISIO SITEKIOSK KIOSK MODE SOFTWARE PROVISIO Sitekiosk Software is a market-leading kiosk software development company providing turnkey secure kiosk, digital signage and remote management software solutions. PROVISIO products are sold in more than 50 countries through offices in the U.S. and Europe. Fortune 500 companies, including Verizon Wireless, Hilton Hotels, BMW, T-Mobile and Citibank, have chosen the company’s… Read More »

    Kiosk mode: How to make Chrome OS do less

    Kiosk Lockdown Mode With Google tools, you can create, publish, and deploy apps that make Chrome OS devices do even less. That’s a good thing. Andy Wolber explains. Source: The process takes three steps: create the app, upload it to the Chrome Web Store, then deploy the app to managed Chrome devices. (Even if you don’t have… Read More »

    Kiosk Software – KioWare Windows simplifies kiosk set up

    Newest KioWare for Windows Released Highlights are: New KioWare Classic Importer Tool.  KioWare has added an importer tool that allows users of KioWare Classic for Windows to import their configuration settings easily for use with the new KioWare for Windows (nice feature for existing user base). Super easy/simple attract screen set up.  KioWare has added a new option… Read More »

    Kiosk Software – KioWare for Windows – new version

    New KioWare kiosk software for Windows KioWare released version 8.5 of KioWare kiosk software for Windows with a ton of new features and enhancements.  See press release online at KioWare site. James Kruper, President of KioWare notes, “system security should be reliable and easy to configure with a strong feature set for kiosk customization. This update of KioWare… Read More »

    KioWare Releases New Versions of Kiosk Software

    Version 3.4 of KioWare for Android is now available. Also available is Version 7.3.0 of KioWare for Windows. With External Device Support for a plethora of new devices, this latest release of KioWare Kiosk Software Products allows for integration with new payment, printing, and security devices. Source: Disable status bar, Spanish language, and EMV compliance & devices… Read More »