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Posted on 2005.01.24 at 13:31

Unless you were some sort of evil hacker-person the fact that sex, love, money and password are the most common passwords would be news to you.


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inahandbasket at 2005-01-24 18:38 (UTC) (Permanent link)
or unless you've seen Hackers...

or maybe I really AM an evil hacker-person! i knew that before the movie came out. ;o)
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2005-01-24 18:45 (UTC) (Permanent link)
Hmmmm... Why did I just know that you'd be the first to respond to this one?
I've never actually used any of those passwords. I prefer to use ****** or ********. Strangely, I've noticed other people using that very same pwd. ;-)
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inahandbasket at 2005-01-24 19:31 (UTC) (Permanent link)
yeah, I tend to use ********* most of the time, I like the extra star for security. ^_^
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2005-01-24 23:00 (UTC) (Permanent link)
Oh, crap! You use that password too? Now I have to change a bunch of my passwords. ;)
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inahandbasket at 2005-01-24 18:41 (UTC) (Permanent link)
Someone didn't bother reading my carefully
prepared memo on commonly used passwords.
Now, as I so meticulously pointed out, the for
most used passwords are love,
(gesturing lewdly)
sex, secret and...
(eyeing Margo)
...God. So would your holiness care to change
her password?

(ok, so it's not exactly the same list, but same idea. they're the top pile of passwords. turtle and dolphin are up there too.)
She shoots, SHE SCORES!!
pisceandreamer at 2005-01-24 19:00 (UTC) (Permanent link)
Sadly, "Password" doesn't surprise me one bit. I am sure it's what most of my clients use...
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2005-01-24 23:16 (UTC) (Permanent link)
Boggles the mind, doesn't it?
I know someone who uses that as his pwd too.
Humor me
nephthys510 at 2005-01-24 19:10 (UTC) (Permanent link)

Wherein Stan learns of neph's evil ways

Being in charge of a access, authentication, passwordy application that stored it's passwords in plain text (gasp), I would play little games to amuse myself.

I would search the database for obscene passwords and lock the user out. Then wait. They would call me to find out what was wrong. It went something like this:

Me: What was your previous password?
him: mumble, do you really need it?
me: yes, I have to have it to reset your password
him: uptheass
me: I'm sorry, could you speak up please?
him: up the ass
me: ok. your password has been reset to xxxxxx.
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inahandbasket at 2005-01-24 19:32 (UTC) (Permanent link)

Re: Wherein Stan learns of neph's evil ways

*falls over laughing*

You, sir or madame, are truly a BOFH, and I salute you.
Humor me
nephthys510 at 2005-01-24 19:40 (UTC) (Permanent link)

Re: Wherein Stan learns of neph's evil ways

Madam.... so I fear I may have only exacerbated their embarrassment.

oh dear. At least I didn't put them on speaker phone like I did to other idiots for everyone's listening pleasure.
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2005-01-24 23:05 (UTC) (Permanent link)

Re: Wherein Stan learns of neph's evil ways

You rock!

Poor bugger didn't even have the presence of mind to try to disguise it with a Finnish accent? Well then, he deserved the wrath and wridicule of Neph!
ganatronic at 2005-01-24 19:41 (UTC) (Permanent link)
Saddam Hussein's password for his official gov email was "password". This was found by a reporter a year or a little more before the war. Inside, of note, were business propositions by american companies. I'm guessing probably pretty small and stupid companies - like ones that want to be his source digital projectors for government powerpoint presentations. or something. I doubt Shell was sending messages to his official email, if they were in contain with him at all. I should follow up on that story - I wonder if he ever published the files.

A friend and I recently hacked a security entrance gate that would allow us access to a killer jacuzzi. It was previously 11111, but they changed it (after like 12 years) to 12345.
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2005-01-24 23:13 (UTC) (Permanent link)
passsword was his password? Yikes!
I thought that he'd received Intel training from the CIA during his tif with Iran and would have known better than that. :-/

I'm impressed that you had infiltrated that jacuzzi, and somewhat jealous, too. Oh the dates that could have been had... ;-)
ganatronic at 2005-01-25 00:45 (UTC) (Permanent link)
It appeared like it wasn't the most active of emails. It was just his public one (exactly how public, I'm not sure - I bet he had a personal one that only friends knew about...or not, who knows?), and so he probably was supposed to have a staffer to maintain it.
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