[TUHS] Non-US Unix Activities
dave at horsfall.org
Sat Apr 8 05:56:57 AEST 2017
On Fri, 7 Apr 2017, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> The problem is that some of them are still alive :-)
Oh, OK; I'll leave out the names... This is the story of the Great Root
Way back at UNSW (University of New South Wales for the Aussie-bereft),
the major Unix players decided to use a common root password (yes,
really!) so that they could access each others' systems. I was working
for the CSU (Computing Services Unit for the UNSW-bereft) and I thought it
was a stupid idea, and refused to join.
Well, the obvious happened... The password must've been leaked (as
passwords do) because every box got hacked, except mine. Naturally, I got
blamed for it; here's a chrome-plated hint: never blame me for something
that I did not do... And I still don't know what their shared root
More stories as I dredge them up from my addled memory.
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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