US Navy Sysadmin Fills House With $1.6 Million Worth of Pilfered Office Supplies

If you're working at Dunder-Mifflin and you're lifting a highlighter or two every now and then, Michael may feign disapproval, but that's about it. On the other side of the coin is Victor Papagno, a sysadmin for the US Naval Research Laboratory, who was recently busted for jacking over 20,000 pieces of gear worth $1.6… » 10/02/08 4:00pm 10/02/08 4:00pm

Study: 88% of IT Pros Would Steal Passwords or Data if Fired

If you needed another reason to keep your sysadmins happy: Out of 300 IT pros polled by security company Cyber Ark, 88% said they would steal sensitive data or futz with master login passwords if they happened to be fired. Granted, this is a study publicized by a company that offers services to protect networks… » 9/02/08 9:00am 9/02/08 9:00am

Make Your Sysadmin Smile: Wish Them Happy Sysadmin Day

It's the 9th annual Sysadmin day today. You know... sysadmins? The people without whom your entire computing network would come crashing down in flaming ruins? According to the System Administrator Appreciation Day website, "on this special international day" you should "give your System Administrator something that… » 7/25/08 7:26am 7/25/08 7:26am