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JRVS

join:2001-06-01
Houston, TX
reply to NetWatchMan

Re: Stupid User Tricks: Password Selection - "WORD1"

Hey it ain't just MySpace. I'm a computer consultant to mid-sized businesses. You'd think adults with a business at stake would take passwords seriously.

But I actually guessed the CEO's password in one try. It was...you guessed it...the company name followed by a 1.

They have to change passwords every 90 days, and Windows is set to remember the last 10. His other passwords are CompanyName2, CompanyName3, etc., and he starts over with 1 once he gets to 10.

Similarly, before the company finally agreed to turn on the password filter in (at the time) Windows NT 4.0, his password was 9999.

He has access to the most sensitive data in the company. They are BEGGING to be hacked.