[thelist] Disabling the print screen button

Peter Kaulback pkaulbak at idirect.ca
Wed May 9 13:50:07 CDT 2001

In the wee hour of 02:11 PM 5/9/01 -0400, Michael Clark bequeathed such 
tales as these:
>Good Afternoon Everyone!
>I work in a marketing research company that has recently started doing 
>internet surveys.  While this may be exceptionally convenient, it is not 
>the most secure.  We often have sensative information that needs to be 
>displayed on the screen, but we must make sure that this information 
>cannot be downloaded in any way, shpae or form.  We have disabled every 
>way to download the information that we can think of except for the print 
>screen button, which comes standard on most keyboards.
>Does anyone know of any way using ASP, VBScript, JavaScript, HTML, Perl, 
>...or really...anything that disables this key?

Don't bother, there are far too many screen capture programs, web capture 
programs etc. that no tool can address all.  What if someone accesses the 
site with a tablet PC?
Too many if's.  Just my 2 cents
Peter Kaulback

I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.

Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

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