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11/3/07 5:17 P

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you got that right!!! heh heh........Ray

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As an ex IT Manager I can SO relate to this! The worst of it is that users ALWAYS FORGET THEIR PASSWORDS ON A FRIDAY - so you set them up for Monday with ..... wait for it ..... monday as their password - Come monday morning the help desk is flooded again - all the users had forgotten their passwords over the weekend - and couldn't get into their email etc..... When I told my techies to tell them ALL MONDAY (as they themsleves knew) we all just had to keep ourselves from laughing - the thing is it happened like EVERY week - so we starte with the MONTH , then seasons, then we went Disney - so some got Eeyore as their password! after a while of going through various themes and people getting ruder and ruder passwords the helpdesk got few er and fewer calls on passwords - and after I sent a memo to the entire company telling them HOW TO RESET THEIR PASSWORD them sleves we only got the decent calls of I have a virus what do I do???

Computers - have created morons of us all!

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ouch..my significant other was a network analyst for Earthlink..i sent him this to give him a chuckle..

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This consultant is working on a Web development project for a client, and he's also got a nontechnical intern to keep busy. Fortunately, that's a solution, not a problem.

"Part of the project included setting up about 150 user accounts for the client's customers to log in to a secure portion of the site and download their reports," says the consultant.

"Setting up 150 user accounts seemed like a simple enough job, would keep our intern busy and took a task off my plate. I gave him a list of usernames and showed him how to set up accounts on the server."

In fact, he gives the intern some further guidance. From past experience, he knows that passwords consisting of random letters and numbers make security gurus happy but drive users crazy -- either users can't remember the gibberish passwords or they constantly mistype them.

He explains all this to the intern and instructs him to create passwords that consist of a word from the dictionary, followed by two or three digits.

Next day, the consultant checks with intern to make sure the job is complete. The intern shows him the list of passwords. And sure enough, he's done exactly what the consultant suggested -- with one extra twist.

"Rather than creating passwords like 'book345' or 'house57,' he instead found a list of the 200 most commonly misspelled words to generate the passwords," the consultant groans.

"Being under a tight deadline, there was no time to create new passwords and test them. So we launched the Web site and gave the users their passwords. As expected, we fielded numerous support calls from users trying to enter passwords such as 'accommodate85' and 'asphyxiate33.' "




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