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Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by Dante, May 13, 2006.

  1. This consultant is working on a Web development project for a client,
    and he's also got a nontechnical intern to keep busy. Fortunately,
    that's a solution, not a problem.

    "Part of the project included setting up about 150 user accounts for
    the client's customers to log in to a secure portion of the site and
    download their reports," says the consultant.

    "Setting up 150 user accounts seemed like a simple enough job, would
    keep our intern busy and took a task off my plate. I gave him a list
    of usernames and showed him how to set up accounts on the server."

    In fact, he gives the intern some further guidance. From past
    experience, he knows that passwords consisting of random letters and
    numbers make security gurus happy but drive users crazy -- either
    users can't remember the gibberish passwords or they constantly mistype them.

    He explains all this to the intern and instructs him to create
    passwords that consist of a word from the dictionary, followed by two
    or three digits.

    Next day, the consultant checks with intern to make sure the job is
    complete. The intern shows him the list of passwords. And sure
    enough, he's done exactly what the consultant suggested -- with one
    extra twist.

    "Rather than creating passwords like 'book345' or 'house57,' he
    instead found a list of the 200 most commonly misspelled words to
    generate the passwords," the consultant groans.

    "Being under a tight deadline, there was no time to create new
    passwords and test them. So we launched the Web site and gave the
    users their passwords. As expected, we fielded numerous support calls
    from users trying to enter passwords such as 'accommodate85' and
    'asphyxiate33.' "
  2. Is this a real story or a bad joke, I'm still waiting for the punch line.

    Didn't even make me lol, and I lol pretty easily these days
  3. I bet you 'lol' in real life don't you? And I'm not talking about doing what it actually means :p.
  4. Thats just what happens when you give an intern access to the server :? :LOL:
  5. I'll bet that one has them rolling in the aisles at the annual SysAdmin conference. It would go nicely between the "funny pocket protector" competition and the popular workshop "Ouch, that megaHertz - there's more than one way to skin a CAT6".
  6. Hmmmm dodgy support. Ask me about eftel? go on then Ask me :)
  7. Bastard Operator From Hell in the making.