How we nearly hacked and gained administrator rights to a computer.

By | Passwords, Security
In dealing with the topic of IT Security I thought that I would share the story of how a colleague and I nearly gained administrator control of a computer.  I say nearly, because it was possibly for us to have gained control of the computer, but it could have cost us our jobs, so we decided to rather wait a day and get the administrative rights to the computer the proper way. So my colleague and I were busy deploying software to a workstation which was part of the work that we had to do. But Read more [...]

Password keepers, my thoughts…

By | Passwords, Security
Good morning everyone, So it's nearly a week since I got engaged. I got engaged on the day after Valentines day, I did not want to do it on Valentines day, so I did it on the Sunday evening after a lovely dinner at Melrose Arch. Last week my first blog post was successful, and I managed to get in some comments and a bit of discussion. The question that I got was about password keepers \ password stores, so I thought that I would write about my thoughts on that today. These days there Read more [...]

How to choose a secure password

By | Passwords, Security
Good morning everyone, today is Valentines day. So happy Valentines day. I did not manage to get up early to treat my special someone to a surprise visit this morning. But alas all is not lost, I will do something special for her a bit later. I have recently decided to change the theme of my blog to IT Security. I did an email course by a guy by the name of John Sonmez ( on how to create a blog. And this blog is the end product of the course, but yet the beginning of Read more [...]