Its amazing how much security can be found on corporate networks these days. I am sure it's needed but I wonder to what extent.
My [high tech] company has deployed a great little tool on our computers that keeps track of all our passwords so we don't have to type them in at each site. At last count, I have 32 different applications or sites that this software gives me easy access to. It's nice because we need passwords for everything; corporate chat, the HR web site, expense reports, sales information, and on and on. It's unbelievable....32 different programs!
But I found out the downside to an application that stores all our passwords. I was logging into one of these 32 different programs and was prompted to change my password. To do so, I had to enter in my current password then enter in the new one.
NEWS FLASH: I don't know my password case that stupid program remembers it for me!
I had to call tech support and have my passwords reset.
Just because technology allows us to do it, doesn't mean we should.
-Jeff the Great