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  • by sigzero (5768) on 2006.05.01 12:39 (#47482) Journal

    Where I work, you will still get fired.

    • I should mention thought that we have 90 day, can't use last 5, must be "hard" passwords. So that isn't too bad.

      • Since when did "can't use previous n passwords" result in something other than simple variations on the standard password?
        • It doesn't. I didn't mean to imply (and I don't think I did) that it did. Certainly my experince is people just tack a number on the end or something (i.e. B0b1, B0b2, etc.).

          I was just being cheeky with him and not serious at all./p.

          • It's hard to be serious in the face of such overwhelming crap, anyway. This journal entry was immediately preceeded by a gripe session with two important security people in my company who thankfully work in my building. They agree the situation is crap.

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            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • I never reuse passwords. At least, not for work systems.

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          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • I wouldn't mind getting fired from a place that pays no attention to the human aspect of security.
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      • lol...well you are probably in a better position that I am to say something like that. : )

        Once again, I was being cheeky and not totally serious. That didn't come out very well. Ah well.

      • Wouldn't be the first time. (I honestly intend that to be funny, and I hope you take it as such, but if you find it otherwise, then I apologize.)

        You keep replying in my journal letting me know how much better off I'd be if I didn't work here (see the entries about the web blocking) ... so, when you gonna offer me a job? :)

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • I'm not especially worried about getting fired. I'm not exactly at the point where I'd welcome it, and there'd be some tension in my throat and an elevated heartbeat for a couple of hours or days. But I think in the long term I'd find something else and do fine.

        And so I don't much worry about griping about it online! :) (Though I've got to admit when I logged on tonight and saw I had four messages I was really curious if someone from my group did somehow stumble on here...)

        Every time I get gritched a

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • Sounds like you have a pretty mellow wife. Mine would freak out and has! :)
          • She is pretty mellow, but it may be because I went through getting laid off about three or four months after we met. When we first met, she saw a solid financial future. Then she saw me at the absolute bottom, scared and crying. (Well, I'm not sure she was personally there for the crying part, but it did happen. After I discovered my phone message waiting indicator wasn't working and I'd missed a job opportunity!) We've already faced the worst, and both have confidence about what we'd do if it happened

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            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers