Monthly Archives: July 2016

safe computing – strengthening passwords

A password is simply a method of verifying who you are.  When a good password is selected it is both easy to remember but not easy to guess.  It should contain both upper and lower case letters, numbers and if … Continue reading

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When all you have is a hammer …

I was speaking with a friend the other day and he was telling about this crazy thing that was being done in his department.  There was a task that needed to be done usually once a day and it was … Continue reading

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Punishment for laziness – root password recovery

I had a new idea for adding one more computer to my life.  The task was to actually provide some fun new functionality to my family and I attacked the task. At the beginning, I needed to log in as … Continue reading

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command line fun – spaces and arguments

I normally get to control most aspects of the program.  The most important yet trivial is the parameters that are being passed to the program.  Because I know what I want it is usually possible to coerce the calling script … Continue reading

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