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Ray Tackett
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Password Security....should you change it often? [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #428941 - 08/07/16 02:41 AM

>>> ... requiring law firms to do more with their IT security.

True, but SQL injection ala "Little Bobby Tables" is still a common
vulnerability.

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Password Security....should you change it often? [Re: Ray Tackett]
      #428944 - 08/07/16 03:16 AM

Quote:

internal threats, e.g., skimming the fractional cents off the daily compound interest calculations



Did you run into Jennifer Aniston <g>?

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Ray Tackett
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Password Security....should you change it often? [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #428960 - 08/07/16 04:00 PM

No, but the major embarrassment, long after the roundoff skim had become old
hat, was the guy who was caught by the marketing department.

Marketing studied teller utilization, slicing and dicing the data in various
ways. In a customer sort, the top guy averaged six hundred thousand teller
transactions per month, all for amounts under one dollar. Of course, that's
physically impossible. When the "customer" turned out to be an employee,
they passed the data to security.

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Ward Miller POU-NY
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Password Security....should you change it often? [Re: Ray Tackett]
      #428966 - 08/07/16 06:33 PM

Ray, back about 1965 I first heard of a computer crime. A programmer at a
Minneapolis bank took the fractions of a cent left over for the passbook
nightly calculations and moved them to his account. It was a tough act to
pinpoint, but they finally caught him, after many thousands of dollar.

They wanted to try him for embezzlement, which had a very serious sentence,
but discovered he was a contract employee. So they had to settle for a much
lighter sentence.

Since then I've read several similar stories, some purely fiction. This one
may have been the source of those story-lines.


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Ray Tackett
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Password Security....should you change it often? [Re: Ward Miller POU-NY]
      #428970 - 08/07/16 06:58 PM

It used to be easy enough to do if you were inside and had computer access.
Database security was often nonexistent then.

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Password Security....should you change it often? [Re: Ward Miller POU-NY]
      #428973 - 08/07/16 08:51 PM

That is a plot element in this 1999 comedy, which is practically a holy ritual in the IT community (and the basis for my reference to Jennifer Aniston a few posts up). The character who brings it up acknowledges the defeated attempt in 1995.

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Ward Miller POU-NY
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Password Security....should you change it often? [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #428978 - 08/07/16 10:50 PM

Ralph, that incident, in 1965, was the first computer crime I ever heard of.

The next one I heard about, in 1966, was a time when computer managers were
getting a bit smarter. In this case they found someone had tampered with a
major application, causing severe financial repercussions. They knew it must
have been one of their own programmers, but hadn't a clue.

The hired investigator was discussing it with the CEO, in his top floor
office. He was aimlessly looking out the window onto the employee's parking
lot.

Investigator: Hummm. Who owns that beautiful Rolls-Royce down there?

CEO: Oh, one of our junior programmers.

Investigator: Well?


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Scott Dunham (RDU)
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Re: Password Security....should you change it often? [Re: Bob Dubner]
      #429226 - 08/12/16 02:40 PM

And for you trivia buffs, the source of Bob's "to be or not to be, that is the gezorninplat" quote is...?

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Password Security....should you change it often? [Re: Scott Dunham (RDU)]
      #429228 - 08/12/16 02:56 PM

A million typing monkeys?

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Scott Dunham (RDU)
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Re: Password Security....should you change it often? [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #429244 - 08/12/16 09:24 PM

Good for partial credit...

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