[clug] [OT] all text passwords == secure?

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sun Aug 26 19:28:30 MDT 2012

Alex Satrapa wrote on 27/08/12 10:22 AM:

> Thankfully I've not yet had security staff demand that I hand over my
> carry-on devices to be inspected, but I can never be sure that
> checked baggage hasn't been tampered with
> (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5mvvZl6pLI).

Great demo. With practice, people could get very quick at this.
I think your concern is real, not imaginary :-)

In the days of manual sorting of letters, there was an on-going problem
with cash (paper notes) being stolen. Sorters learnt their "feel" and
would steal them.

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
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PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

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