Not a huge surprise. What’s odd is that there is an employee who is spilling the beans on this. Maybe they have an axe to grind — passed up for promotion or something burned by a supervisor.
Employee: I’m not sure when exactly it was deprecated, but we did have a master password at one point where you could type in any user’s user ID, and then the password. I’m not going to give you the exact password, but with upper and lower case, symbols, numbers, all of the above, it spelled out ‘Chuck Norris,’ more or less. It was pretty fantastic.