Thin Clients and Virus Risks
Posted on 2007-07-19
We have a few thin clients (Computer Lab MT1500g models)that have internet explore and can connect to the web. Though mostly we use them to connect to Citrix only, we've been thinking about setting some up for Web Access.
My question is, since they are running on windows (altho its win CE) and have internet explore and have no anti virus software, what's the risk of a user getting a virus on one? I'm sure it could happen, but being that it's a thin client, has no hard drive and although we hand out IP addresses to them and let them out to the web, they can't access any network files, I'm wondering how much of a risk would it be to let users access the web through one of these?
any feedback is appreciated.