I always bring my laptop with me; as I have no mobile and email is my only mean of communication with friends/family.
When I need to check my mail I usually do it SSHing from my work machine to my laptop (via company wifi) and start muttm. I prefer using mutt rather than a web interface, too bloated for my tastes. I also check my agenda, use newsbeuter, vim notes there. I like the way I have configured my laptop, I like using it.
I realized a few days ago that this setup is potentially quite dangerous! SysOp could sniff my password, could hijack ssh, could do a lot of harmful things!
So I was wondering: I have a Desktop and a laptop which are less than one meter distant, I want to share the mouse/monitor/keyboard of the Desktop, what is a secure way to do it?
It should be a very 'inconspicuous' solution (you know, I don't want my employer to think I am hacking the intranet). So the smaller, the better!