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We had the same problem when they tried implementing that policy at my $job--. Management "solved" the problem by installing what they called "fast lanes" that all the employees had various alternate derogatory names for instead (they were anything but fast). The lanes were basically a sensor for your badge, two glass panels that met in the center and slid open left and right when a badge was scanned, and motion sensors to make sure only one person walked through. The problem was the sensor would get it wrong all the time, people would frequently have to do things like push equipment carts through (setting off alarms), and you could only scan in if you weren't logged as inside any company building and scan out if you were inside THAT building. Massive problems all the time, alarms always going off, if security wasn't present such as anytime after 5:00 there was no way to get in a building if the system wasn't working (as if people weren't already upset about working late).

One day when the entire system had crashed (that happened quite a bit), there was a blue screen of death on the LCD on top of the badge scanner noting that it was running Windows CE. All the Software Engineers who had experience doing embedded projects based on both Linux and Windows CE for the company of course had a good laugh saying things like, "well, that's your problem right there." My immediate manager at the time, who was awesome, jokingly said things like, "I wonder which executive's brother-in-law owns the company that does these fast lane things," and, "I'm pretty sure this 'security' talk is all a ruse and they are just starting to log lists of all the employees who dare to not work a 45+ hour work week every week."

On the plus side, a few of us did become pretty good friends with one of the security people, who after you got a beer or two in him would lament that, "yep, my job is pretty much ridiculous... but hey, if this is what somebody wants to pay me for."

Just another Perl hooker - My customers appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.

In reply to Re^3: Perl Security Testing by perldigious
in thread Perl Security Testing by zentara

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