how can I override passwd?
mattdm at mattdm.org
Thu Feb 10 17:10:58 UTC 2005
On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 11:55:47AM -0500, Douglas Frank wrote:
> >Think how much fun it'd be if a *non*-colleague script kiddy broke your
> >password and started serving his *own* porn collection from your accounts
> >all over your network.
> If he can get past the corporate firewall, a srictly compliant password
> on my account ain't gonna be much of a challenge!
Speaking as an admin who has seen this happen: your weak password may be
part of the mechanism by which the attacker bypasses the firewall. Computer
networks are a mesh of interconnected systems; security needs to be good at
all points for it to be good at all.
Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org <http://www.mattdm.org/>
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