By Andrea Noble
June 26, 2008
A computer support specialist has resigned from Bowie city staff after a
password recording program that was accessing one of the city's servers
was found on his work computer, city officials said.
Timothy Nagel resigned from his position in early June, confirmed
Personnel Officer John Clinton. The "password sniffer" he allegedly used
was detected during a routine network security sweep in late May, said
Information Technology Director Robert Boller. The program collected and
stored password information entered into the City Hall computers from
one network server. Neither the network server that hosts the Bowie
Police Department nor the Web server, where residents can pay bills
online, were compromised, Boller said.
"It was all internal," Boller said. "Our gateway to the public was not
However, all city staff were advised to change their city network and
private account passwords.
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