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Previous | Next by adrienne 30 June, 2003 - 6:24 AM

I was on the phone with a friend awhile ago when, staring absently into nothing and twidling my thumbs, I saw a curious piece of paper stuck to the underside of my old work-colleagues' shelf...right above where she sat till a week ago.

There it was, like gum under a desk...stuck in the place where a person cleaning would least look, behind a slat and out of view to most...my computer password. On a post-it. In her handwriting.
HMMMMM. This is curiouser and curiouser. I just may have to ask her what on God's earth she was doing with this, my key to Amazon, AOL, and Outlook. My portal to the wonderful world of internet shopping.
My credit card bills will be under strict scrutiny. Password has been changed. I hope I don't have to kill her.
If it happens that I do have to kill her, and subsequently receive the death penalty, all previously laid rules as to the disbursement of my personal effects are still standing.




6/30/2003 >> pyrex

My oh my. What sneaky enemies you make.


6/30/2003 >> muhgcee

How exactly do you think she got your password?


6/30/2003 >> ralph

how did anyone else know your password though?


6/30/2003 >> ralph

Had she been moved from the desk you were at when you discovered the not? Was it still her desk?


6/30/2003 >> muhgcee

A good network policy is for no one at all to be able to find out your password even if they wanted to. Yes, the admins should have a right to change your password, but not look at it.


6/30/2003 >> erato

muhgcee - that's the way it's been everywhere i've worked. you forget your password and they just reset it.


6/30/2003 >> rich

I would agree, people can change 'em not read them. Well unless you some meathods. Lopht crack anyone?


6/30/2003 >> ralph

sounds like someone has l0phtcrack


6/30/2003 >> rich

word, you even spelled it right ;-)


6/30/2003 >> ralph

i actually use it. i test my passwords w/it. if LC can't crack them, I know they're strong.


6/30/2003 >> rich

very good, very good. I actualy used to do that at a few of my clients. although I only enforced the policy on people with high priv's


6/30/2003 >> ralph

I used to make sure all of my domain admins' passwords would stand up to it. now i just make sure that mine can.




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