The first place I ever worked at that had passwords was back on a S/3. Our sys admin had a great idea to generate "unbreakable" passwords, such as XSWUHT5IK59; sort of a random number generator. As my boss and I were leaving late one night, we noticed post-its on many of the terminals with these "unbreakable" (and impossible to remember) passwords. We lifted a few keyboards, too, where there were no post-its, Pete. Sure enough, there they were.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM System i Programmer/Analyst
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pete Massiello
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 12:15 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Safestone DetectIT

I can't tell you the number of companies that I walk into, and I just flip
over a few keyboards and find out passwords.

Pete

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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lukas Beeler
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 12:58 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Safestone DetectIT

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 18:45, Chuck Lewis
<chuck.lewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
So they stick up the ole Post-It note password reminder to avoid that ?

Violating the companies security policy usually gets you fired ;)


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