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Hidden : 1/9/2009
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Cache is not at the posted coordinates. The puzzle was formerly known as "Hacker", I changed the title because it fits the puzzle better.


For some reason, people can't spell my name correctly so whenever I get a new account somewhere, I have to call back to make them correct it. When I joined my first company, the same thing happened on my Unix account and so naturally I notified the system administrator to have them fix it.

The next Monday, a crowd was gathered in front of my office, all giving me big smiles and welcoming me for my second day at work. I thought that was odd, until I glanced at my terminal:

johndoe $ write root
Can you please correct my login name? It should end with an H. 
Message from root@r2d2 on console at 17:03 ...
Okay, will do later tonight.
EOF
Thanks, I'm logging out and leaving for the day.
^D
johndoe $ logout

r2d2 BSD 5.3 (Berkeley) 5/11/90

login: root
Password:
Last login: Fri Jan 9 09:03:57 2009
# vi /etc/passwd
# grep johndoh /etc/passwd
johndoh:GC1cjlx65v/xg:20690:35:John D'Oh:/home/johndoh:/bin/bash
# mv /home/johndoe /home/johndoh
# cat > /dev/null
Hi John,

I changed your name as per your request. See you next week.

Your dear system administrator.
^D
# exit

r2d2 BSD 5.3 (Berkeley) 5/11/90

login:
login: johndoh
Password:
Last login: Fri Jan 9 09:07:23 2009
johndoh $ wall
Hi everyone!

To celebrate my first week in the company, I'm offering FREE beer
to everyone showing up at my desk first thing in the morning! 
First come, first serve!

Cheers :-)
John.
^D
johndoh $ logout

r2d2 BSD 5.3 (Berkeley) 5/11/90

login:


I recognized what happened at the top of the screen, but then... D'oh! Someone must have hacked into my account. That will teach me to choose my password more carefully in the future.



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