It would be the rare soul indeed, who, after spending hours or even days cleaning up from a hack, didn’t feel the strong red rage of revengeful urges. And how many PC owners or site managers, still recovering lost data, time, and pride, if presented an opportunity to strike back at their attacker, to make [...]
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by Jay Heiser | March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
by Jay Heiser | August 1, 2012 | 1 Comment
I spent a frustrating 5 minutes this weekend enduring a forced password change on a retirement account containing $400. I was sure that the randomly generated and completely unmemorizable string my password utility came up with exceeded 7 characters, contained upper and lower case letters, at least 1 number, and a special character. It finally [...]
by Jay Heiser | February 14, 2012 | Comments Off
While I would hope that the CEO of a major technology firm (albeit a somewhat diminished firm in this case) does not have a copy of the root password, the idea of ‘executive privilege’ maybe needs to be rethought.
by Jay Heiser | August 1, 2011 | Comments Off