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Get one of these.
Tired of your employer spying on you and not being able to spy on them? GET EVEN!!
For only $49 you can get one of these and capture the first 4 pages of text they type (Most bosses are so lazy they don't even type that much in one day). If you want to store more, you can get one with more memory for a higher price.
Simply plug it in after your boss leaves for the night, or while he is out to lunch. The first thing he types when he gets back to his computer will be the password. Once you have that, you're In Like Flint! Unplug it ASAP so that it won't be discovered.
Now that you have the password, you'll have access to all the payroll records, top secret files, etc. What the heck, try it on the President of the company too and see what he is hiding! If you get lucky enough to stumble upon some really nasty stuff, you can blackmail the guilty party for a big raise or a huge bonus!
-- (two can play @ that. game!), January 04, 2002
Way cool! I'm going to use it on our System Administrator. His computer has the passwords to everyone in the company. I'm the only one who works late since I do all the work, so I'll have plenty of time to snoop around in the evenings.
-- (I'll be @ Vice President. soon), January 04, 2002.
It's not "in like Flint". It's "in like Flynn", specifically Errol Flynn. I think it had something to do with his statutory rape charge?
-- helpful helen (email@example.com), January 04, 2002.
Sorry Helen, apparently you are not in with the hip crowd. I was referring to this movie....
-- (Coburn as Flint @ very. hip cat), January 04, 2002.
Ye gods! I forgot about that one.
-- helen (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2002.
If the Boss understood that the best security is physical security, he/she would be fine. :)
I wouldn't let anyone have access to those computers containing the most sensitive information, because there's no such thing as a 100% "secure" system that allows public access. This means having *separate* computer systems, if need be. (C'mon, they're as cheap as rice nowdays.)
We have four separate networks at our stations (and this is just local; Corporate has others up in PA to handle payroll, accounts receivable, etc.). The critical audio networks that "run" our stations are completely isolated from the Web (on purpose) and the servers are in locked rooms.
And personally, when I'm in Windows, I do *not* use Internet Explorer, Outlook, or the Office package because they have entirely too many security holes. That one step shields me from 99% of the viruses making the rounds right now.
I was going to start a separate thread on this, because I consider you folks friends. You should be security-conscious. Your private information is regularly compromised on the Web.
I would suggest that you never put anything on a publicly-accessible computer that you don't want anyone else to see. I would include in that your (social security number, bank and credit card information, and so on.) That's paranoid, but it's the safest way to do it.
Just last night, for kicks and giggles, I revisited that "check your security" page at Anonymizer (http://snoop.anonymizer.com/) and noticed that someone in South Africa (called "Thawte Consulting" or something like that) was snooping on the snoop!
It's probably legitimate, but who knows? :)
Finally, (to end today's pointless rant), there's the issue of passwords. Youse guys should browse to some "hacking" sites to see how easy these things are to compromise. (For 'zample: here's a site on hacking Novell.)
NEVER choose a plain-English password; use a combination of letters and numbers (ideally chosen at random, changed frequently, and you NEVER use the same password for two different systems).Even that's not foolproof, but at least it means that it won't be so easy to crack with a program like Pandora or NTAccess.
I was fascinated a couple of years ago at how quickly Pandora could crack a typical Novell server. :)
-- Stephen M. Poole (email@example.com), January 05, 2002.
Think I'll try this on a couple of jerks at my office who spend 80% of their time sending emails, posting on forums like this, and goofing off in general. The company doesn't use any kind of spy software, so I can score some big brownie points by providing the evidence. Not to mention getting them fired, which will make my life much easier! LOL!
-- (Up and Coming @ Whistle.blower), January 06, 2002.