Re: Am I missing something ?
An even more minor correction : We already have grammar checkers built in to stuff things like Word up totally.
1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
He added: "However, in this particular instance it appears they hit the jackpot account with their first try - or they have a good passive assessment so they knew which user account to target."
Insider information - the third option.
Can be anything from overhearing from a casual remark to sending in an spy (cleaning staff, contractor sent to fix that overhead light etc etc) to sniff out prospective marks.
Never, ever underestimate the ingenuity and willingness of a ne'er-do-well...
And yet the WorkPlace Shell trumps Windows' GUI...
I miss it. It was so flexible. You can have a dozen folders, each with their own colour schemes and fonts.
And you could have workspaces. Assign apps etc to a workspace (folder) - open it, and all the apps/docs associated with that folder opens.
The only weak point was the .INI files... if one goes corrupt, then you have a jolly time to recover from that issue.
NT4 SP6 was very stable, but not secure. In contrast Win10 is secure (better than in comparison to NT4), but stability is a 50/50 affair, what with the latest tomfoolery from Redmond in insisting it MUST be updated every so often.
I sometimes wonder what would the world have been like had OS/2 and Novell gained serious traction - Novell for file servers and OS/2 for desktop/servers....
And from a cold and sunny South Africa I would like to wish Simon all of the best with his new Job, and at the same time welcome Rebecca.
Let us now do a Shanbar Ritual toast.
SHANBAR RITUAL TOAST
Excerpted from a treatise by Boos Myller, the traditional Shanbar Ritual Toast consists of four steps:
1 - Here's to us!
2 - Who's like us?
3 - Damn few
4 - And they're all dead.
Before each sentence of the Shanbar Toast, the host offers the guest a glass of some drink (e.g. rye, wine, etc., but not Illumynade). The guest then suggests a toast. The host recites the next sentence in the toast and raises his glass. The guest drinks first while the host waits. Finally, the host drinks his glass, and begins the next step by offering another drink. The first two or three steps of this intricate drinking ritual with our highly potent local rye is enough to make you drunk. Getting past the third step is the key. Remember, don't drink and drive!
And I think you're on to something.
What about designing and selling an actual BOFH/PFY game a la Cluedo?
The Boss in the Filing room with the Faulty CattleProd.
Sharon in the Company Canteen with the Listeriosis Viennas. :)
The Janitor in the Stairway with the PFY's patented slippery stuff.
I had a discussion once about the concept of doubling the time between login attempts:
start with a 1 second re-try and double the time for every wrong login attempt. Has anybody ever implemented this?
That's what a good BOFH would do
WITH THE ADDITION of a "bandwidth throttle" the more failed attempts, the more that specific IP or connection will be throttled.
Hopefully the attacker will give up in despair after increasing timeouts and a connection that get progressively slower.
Come to think of it, if it was possible to do a GPO where your timeout increases the more incorrect passwords you type, I will implement it most definitely.
Remote site phoned early one morning, network was down. Toddled all the way over (1hr drive)
Had to play the usual game of "Hunt-the-Terminator" but found none. Went round the site a second, then a third time.
Found two terminators hidden neatly into a recessed conduit in the floor, and an extra T-piece. Disconnected the coax cable from t-piece, plugged in the one terminator, added the "spare" T-piece and second terminator to the other cable and voila.
I'm just glad coax networks have gone the way of the dodo.
"History by mimic has not, and presumably never will be precipitously but blithely ensconced. Society will always encompass imaginativeness; many of scrutinizations but a few for an amanuensis. The perjured imaginativeness lies in the area of theory of knowledge but also the field of literature. Instead of enthralling the analysis, grounds constitutes both a disparaging quip and a diligent explanation."
Whut?? 0 out of 100 for you, then.
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