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Old 20 January 2014, 07:20 PM
Singing in the Drizzle Singing in the Drizzle is offline
 
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I worked for a large company that protected there proprietary information with a password usually being the commonly used name of the system it was on adding zeros or ones if extra characters were needed. Now that engineers have changed companies over the years with other companies that use that information, it has been easy to guess the passwords. For example, I would like to print a protected document I requested but is set to read only and no printing and I was created on the "Protected Revival and Enhanced System" (PRES). I would then start trying the passwords "PRES00", "PRES01" or "PRES11" and most likely get full access to the documents.
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