• Subject: RE: password security
  • From: "Ed Fishel" <edfishel@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 16:27:52 -0600
  • Importance: Normal


Mark,

>>But, this user NEVER enters the Q and he changes it with chgpwd, I have
watched his fingers, he does it ALL on the numeric keypad...<<

>>This is want I don't get, I understand "how" IF you use the Q, but they
never do use the Q.<<

What type of keyboard are they using? I can think of two similar situations
that might cause this type of action.

1. If the user is using an emulation session for the 5250 device they may
have used the keyboard mapping function of the keyboard to map one or more
of those keys to a letter. They may be doing this to prevent someone from
looking over their shoulder to see their password as they key it.

2. I remember a short keyboard that did not have the numeric keys to the
right but had the numbers over some of the letters. Is it possible that the
user has their 5250 workstation configured to use that type of keyboard?

Ed Fishel,
edfishel@US.IBM.COM


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