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oneeyedcarmen

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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:32 pm

You know you're a computer security professional when...

Pretty funny list from Info World

[quote=Roger Grimes]You know you're a computer security professional when:

You not only lock your laptop with a physical cable leash, but you change the combination of the lock when it's not in use so that it can't be "compromised".

Although you have no ill intent, you spend no small amount of your downtime in airports thinking of ways to circumvent TSA security -- and you've come up with several can't-miss terrorist ideas that even Jack Bauer couldn't stop.

You lock your screensaver with twice as much insistence when security friends are around than when strangers are, because you're not nearly as worried about a stranger's intentions.

You're immediately discontent with all newly announced security solutions, even before you know anything beyond the name.

Having extralong passwords that you must type over and over again to get correct is not a bother.

You have a database program to store all your passwords, but even it doesn't contain a single, decoded password.

When you read industry-mandated security guidelines, you chuckle at all the newbie mistakes.

You secretly hope you don't miss a big virus outbreak while you are out on vacation.

Any security book you read is covered in pen from the technical corrections you've made.

Your Internet browser home page is a computer security news bundling Web site.

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Follow the above link for the full list  ;D
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:44 pm

Re: You know you're a computer security professional when...

Ugg.....

Not all apply, but enough apply to make me feel exposed.  I rather enjoy my 40+ character passwords I use... at work and home.  I do love watching security procedures... air ports or banks.  Yes.... I have a database of my multitude of passwords, and they're not 'clear text' but rather encoded manually in my own anal retentive method for obscuring them.  Got me on the home browser page... and yes I automatically lock my computer when I step away, even if I'm alone in the office/home... and just going to take a piss.  I got into that habbit with my old German roomate.  Otherwise, he'd always make it a point to do something dirty to my computer.  I'd be gone for like 2 minutes taking a piss... I'd get back to my computer, and after 5 minutes, the next thing I knew it would be moaning and saying dirty things to me.  He was an... odd roomate.
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:49 pm

Re: You know you're a computer security professional when...

Actually... I remember the worst, was I went to grab a quick drink from the local mini mart, I got back and my computer had animated Kermit the Frog's doing something wrong to a goat.  And even when I deleted the little desktop gif, he had a little program that would auto plop it back on there any time I logged off/logged back into my machine.  It was friggin annoying.  Having a screen filled with a hundred or so little green frogs defiling a goat... was nearly tramatic.
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:51 pm

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I just blew Mountain Dew out of my nose all over my keyboard.  Thanks, Ash.
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:42 pm

Re: You know you're a computer security professional when...

No prob, it's what I'm around for.
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:40 pm

Re: You know you're a computer security professional when...

Any security book you read is covered in pen from the technical corrections you've made.

Very true.
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:18 pm

Re: You know you're a computer security professional when...

shakuni wrote:
Any security book you read is covered in pen from the technical corrections you've made.

Very true.


Oh geez +1 to that....
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