• Subject: Re: password security
  • From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 11:31:17 -0600

From: Mark A. Manske <mmanske@minter-weisman.com>
> I have a user that blew my mind, his old password was 1212
> he now changed it (30 days expire) to 121212 -
> not the brightest thing, but at least people are cooperating
> According to the IBM manuals, and even if as QSECOFR the first
> position of a password must be character -
> I use chgpwd, or chgusrprf, and I cannot do this,
> how in the world could a user do this, and yet another attempted 1010tree
> and
> could not change the password -
> 1212 user has NO special authorities, does not matter if client access full
> or express
> anyone got a clue how this could happen???

If the password begins with a Q and has only digits thereafter
you do not need to actually enter the Q, only the digits.
Internally your user's password is Q121212.

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