[Users] Command line password update?

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Sep 22 15:17:20 CEST 2012

> If the stolen PC was being used by the thief, then he/she must have
> either known or been able to crack the password to access the machine.
> I do hope that your friend was not so stupid (naive) as to not have had
> a bonafide password in place.

I assume your drive is encrypted but putting all your passwords in one
basket means a compromise is a bigger headache but you can go to
greater length to prevent that.

> The only PC that I have that could conceivable be easily stolen would
> be my laptop. It is running Windows7 and requires facial recognition
> to access the PC. Perhaps your friend might want to consider adding
> some additional security to his replacement PC ASAP.

Hee hee, Facial recognition, the security that 6 year olds
have broken.

To the OP, the key for the passwords and the code is in the source
code. I guess a replace all passwords tool or function would be handy. I
have additional security measures but still use passwords in the client.


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

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