Reply to post: What really happened..

Cisco forgot its own passwords for seven weeks

Joe Drunk

What really happened..

They hired outsourced a new rent-a-tech to configure and ship a bunch of servers to clients. The tech couldn't reach anyone who could tell them what to set the default password to. These units had to be shipped by a certain date or there would have been all kinds of escalations, knee-jerk reactions and cell phones ringing at 2AM. So he made a command decision.

Been in this scenario too many times in Corporate IT. That's why things like this happen.

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