Monday, March 07, 2011

"Press any key to access system."

Yeah, I don't believe it either.

You'd think that phrase would show up somewhere on the Web, but Google has never seen it.

Go figure.

It took them a few minutes to get it, but I now have the #2 hit without quotes and the #1 hit with quotes.

So why does this phrase not exist?  I at least expected to find it in a user manual for the network device I stumbled on the other day, but no.

I suppose it has something to do with the fact that no manufacturer is his right mind would design "access control" and "user authentication" around the "any key". 

It just doesn't happen.


  1. Anonymous10:26 PM


    I found your blog through a few choice Google keywords, and I like what you are doing here.

    I really enjoyed the PCAnywhere post, although sadly it is because I also have experience with it. :( Sad times.

    Anyway, the reason I am leaving you a comment is to ask you a question. With your job in security I think that you may be able to help me.

    I'm trying to find out what the salary range is for the top people in IT security. From the top 5% to the best of the best. Any insights you can offer would be great. Keep going with your blog!



  2. If you want to know the salary of the top people in IT security, then you should ask them.

    But you won't find them here.

    Good luck!