Stupid IT admin tricks

Sometimes the worst offenses spring from IT's own ranks

For the most part, IT heroes toil away unsung in miserable conditions -- unsung, that is, until they make a colossally stupid mistake.

"Not all computer users live to cause mayhem, sowing the seeds of destruction in our metaverse, merely by clicking every last Storm worm variant that appears in their inboxes," Andrew Brandt writes. "In fact, sometimes the worst offenses spring from our own ranks, hatched by individuals whose stated mission is to help technology work better: the IT admin."

Stupid user tricks 3: IT admin follies

InfoWorld turns the spotlight inward this week to "expose a few legendary IT brain farts committed by those who are paid to know better."

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