Website Dedicated to Computer Professionals...and
some not so Professional
and computer security is a funny thing, the more security protocols put in
place to protect a system the more gears there are to muck of the engine.
And none are successful if you have the username and password to get in.
There are lots of way for a prospective hacker to discover the username and
password of a user. Usernames are easy to find, most are e-mail names so all
that remains is a password. Finding the password may be a little more
difficult, but is still obtainable because people are creatures of habit and
use the same code for everything. And the code is almost always somebodyís
name that is close to him or her. Still, that require more work that most
hacker want to do, and most users donít have enough access to get them
into anything of any real value. So what the next best thing? The network
Admins username and password, and how easy is thatóreal easy baby.
I donít like to stereotype myself with any group or
type, but computer people are all the bloody same. They watch the same TV
shows, read all the same books, and use the same passwords. Thatís right;
use the same passwords. (as far as the goes end-users use the same passwords
too.) So, in most cases itís easy to just guess at from a list of command
The most common Password Pattern: Pet's name,
User's own name or initials, Spouse's name Children's, names, Favorite
sport, team, hobby, or recording artist. Birthdays (Women also use
their wedding date or children's birthdays. Men never seem to use these.)
The four most common User Passwords are Love,
God, Secret and Sex.
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