5. A case of social engineering and bad password security

posted Jun 3, 2016, 10:17 AM by el komodos-drago   [ updated Jun 3, 2016, 4:01 PM by Jeff Ogden ]
my dad broke into someone's account in Durham university after finding out that their password was the same as their boyfriends name. he then set it to run a script that logged them off every time they logged on. this went on for a while (I'm a little short on the details) until he decided to stop it. only one problem; he couldn't remember how. so he e-mailed his friend in another university and found something out about e-mail security on some one else computer A.K.A. they where reading his mail. he was suspended and almost kicked out of university while someone with higher permissions and a much higher sense of right and wrong fixed their account. he jokes on occasion that this is why Durham got rid of their MTS system.
~ el drago