Tech support pilot fish works at a college where student organizations are supplied with computers -- which makes security a challenge.
"The university advisor for each student group is supposed to reset the local student-worker accounts on the Macs and PCs used by the groups at the start of the semester to the same password," says fish.
"One day I got a call that the new default password didn't work for an iMac used by one of the student groups and it needed to be reset, but it worked on the PC.
"I went over to reset it and noticed the yellow Post-It note on the front -- with last semester's default password.
"I tried it and logged in, reset the account password to the new default for the semester, and logged out.
"It took longer to walk over and back."
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