[TUHS] Recovered /etc/passwd files

John P. Linderman jpl.jpl at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 06:52:19 AEST 2019

Randal Schwartz (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randal_L._Schwartz) got
slammed with 3 felony charges (since revoked) for doing that favor for
Intel. An Intel VP with a ridiculously weak password was unamused. It's one
thing to badger your employees, quite another to post old passwords in the
clear in a public forum. Those old passwords may turn up in unexpected
places, or reveal information that the user would prefer not to be made
public now. (Shame on Ken for liking chess :-). Bad idea, and off-topic.

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 4:38 PM Nemo <cym224 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/10/2019, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM Rob Pike <robpike at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Interesting though it is, though, I find this hacking distasteful.
> [...]
> > Amen
> Some (large) companies regularly run password crackers on their
> employees' passwords and inform them if their passwords are found
> "insufficiently strong to protect company assets".
> Good, bad, distasteful, prudent, off-topic?
> N.
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