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Do you own the laptop, or is the laptop owned by your employer?
If the former, then the security-team should NOT have touched your computer.
If the latter, trying to unlock it may be a violation of your conditions of employment, and you could get fired for trying to circumvent your employer's policy.

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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