The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Notes on an overseen Instant Message conversation wherein names have been changed to protect the guilty and to promote plausible deniability so no one (specifically the intrepid person reporting said Instant Message conversation) can be reprimanded

(18:17:33) Bob
hmmmm …
(18:17:42) Alice
(18:17:57) Bob
i will never begin to understand the minds of some of our users
(18:18:02) Bob
get this …
(18:18:12) Alice
I probably won't, but go ahead anyway
(18:18:12) Bob
kid you not …
(18:18:21) Bob
this is an email reply i received …
(18:18:32) Bob
Hi Bob,
Thank you … I did log in and change the password to XXXXXXXXXX to match the username.
(18:18:56) Bob
(18:19:16) Bob
doesn't that kind of defeat the idea of having a passwd?
(18:19:37) Alice
so that you speed up the password cracker. Heaven forbid it runs in .01 seconds when you can have it run for .001 seconds.

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