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antdude
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reply to EGeezer

Re: Tsk tsk!

said by EGeezer:

I remember catching holy hell from a library director when I told her we needed to change the administrative logins to desktops and servers to unique strong passwords. At the time, all the systems had the same admin password - the last four digits of the library's main phone number.

Every kid who frequented the library knew it, but that didn't make any difference to management. Their excuse "It will create confusion among the staff."

Yes, the staff, who were barely computer literate, had to have admin passwords according to the director.

What idiots!

And then?
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BlitzenZeus
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said by antdude:

said by EGeezer:

I remember catching holy hell from a library director when I told her we needed to change the administrative logins to desktops and servers to unique strong passwords. At the time, all the systems had the same admin password - the last four digits of the library's main phone number.

Every kid who frequented the library knew it, but that didn't make any difference to management. Their excuse "It will create confusion among the staff."

Yes, the staff, who were barely computer literate, had to have admin passwords according to the director.

What idiots!

And then?

He (mistakenly) left a post it note on one of the keyboards the public use with a clue to the password waiting for the chaos to ensue.
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Yesterday we obeyed kings, and bent out necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to the truth- Kahlil G.


antdude
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said by BlitzenZeus:

said by antdude:

said by EGeezer:

I remember catching holy hell from a library director when I told her we needed to change the administrative logins to desktops and servers to unique strong passwords. At the time, all the systems had the same admin password - the last four digits of the library's main phone number.

Every kid who frequented the library knew it, but that didn't make any difference to management. Their excuse "It will create confusion among the staff."

Yes, the staff, who were barely computer literate, had to have admin passwords according to the director.

What idiots!

And then?

He (mistakenly) left a post it note on one of the keyboards the public use with a clue to the password waiting for the chaos to ensue.

And then?
--
Ant @ AQFL.net and AntFarm.ma.cx. Please do not IM/e-mail me for technical support. Use this forum or better, »community.norton.com ! Disclaimer: The views expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.


Rocky67
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1 recommendation

And then along came Jones...
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Panic is the new patriotism



EGeezer
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reply to antdude

said by antdude:

said by EGeezer:

... I told her we needed to change the administrative logins to desktops and servers to unique strong passwords. At the time, all the systems had the same admin password - the last four digits of the library's main phone number. ... the staff, who were barely computer literate, had to have admin passwords according to the director. ...

And then?

Nor long after that, they wanted me to post copyrighted material on the public server without permission or attribution. I refused, they told me it was mandatory. I still refused, so they replaced me with someone who did (at twice what I was charging them for work).

It wasn't long until the copyrighted material was gone from the server. I never heard for sure, but guessed the work's owner took some action. I do know they were audited.


antdude
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reply to Rocky67

said by Rocky67:

And then along came Jones...

And then?


Rocky67
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THE COASTERS
"Along Came Jones"

I plopped down in my easy chair and turned on Channel 2
A bad gunslinger called Salty Sam was chasin' poor Sweet Sue
He trapped her in the old sawmill and said with an evil laugh,
"If you don't give me the deed to your ranch
I'll saw you all in half!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He turned on the bandsaw (and then, and then...!)

[Chorus:]
And then along came Jones
Tall thin Jones
Slow-walkin' Jones
Slow-talkin' Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones

Commercial came on, so I got up to get myself a snack
You should've seen what was goin' on by the time that I got back
Down in the old abandoned mine, Sweet Sue was havin' fits
That villain said, "Give me the deed to your ranch
Or I'll blow you all to bits!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He lit the fuse to the dynamite (and then, and then...!)

[Chorus]

I got so bugged I turned it off and turned on another show
But there was the same old shoot-'em-up and the same old rodeo
Salty Sam was tryin' to stuff Sweet Sue in a burlap sack
He said, "If you don't give me the deed to your ranch
I'm gonna throw you on the railroad tracks!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He threw her on the railroad tracks (and then)
A train started comin' (and then, and then...!)

[Chorus]
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Panic is the new patriotism