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Subject:Creating unauthorized accounts From:SteveFJong -at- aol -dot- com To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Fri, 9 Jun 2000 13:09:16 EDT
Where I worked once, we had a department sysadmin who created accounts for
us. This was pre-networking, and it was a doc-group machine, not an
engineering machine, but he took his job seriously. One day he fixed a
problem in our two-man cubicle and left, forgetting to log off. To tweak him,
my cubemate and I created an account for "Duncan Doenitz."
When he found out, the sysadmin chewed us out, saying what a huge security
breach that was. Actually, I think he was probably embarrassed at his error
and fearful of losing his job. (Otherwise, how could he possibly not find it
Steven Jong, Documentation Team Manager ("Typo? What tpyo?")
Lightbridge, Inc., 67 S. Bedford St., Burlington, MA 01803 USA
Jong -at- lightbridge -dot- com -dot- nospam 781.359.4902[V], 781.359.4500[F]
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