June 2021

Attempted fraud or missed opportunity

A few months ago, I had an interesting correspondence with a person via Linkedin, where the person in question "processed" me in order to agree to online cooperation. The proposal was like this: Permission to use my computer remotely, with an assigned IP address, then to allow access to accounts on LinkedIn and Upwork. For my "torment", I would have a 10% share in what my associate (hereinafter I will call him Gliša) is doing through the Internet. It was freelancing as a developer. I can't help but wonder, as the title of the text says, is this an attempt at fraud, or a missed business opportunity?

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Resetting password on Windows - chntpw tool

I come back with the story again, and this time I go to the dark side ... a little. Why the dark side, you ask? Part of my job is to use Windows OS and I can't escape that. So I consider Windows the dark side because I know there is something better and of course I use that something every day. The other side of the dark side story is about computer ethics, but I had no other way out of the situation. I had to use Linux and the chntpw tool to allow myself access to one of the user accounts on one of computers at work.

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