What’s wrong with this picture?
It’s just a photo of a man being interviewed on ESPN about baseball. Harmless, right?
Let’s take a closer look.
Okay, so I’m guessing that the interview was done in a press room, and that the passwords are on the wall for the convenience of journalists who wish to file copy and post updates online – but it still seems a little sloppy to have WiFi passwords so blatantly visible in the background during a TV interview!
Hat-tip: @ryannaraine via @KimZetter
20 comments on “Security tip: When being interviewed on TV, make sure passwords aren’t written behind you”
HA HA HA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS 🙂
Mind you, they are only any use if you can actually get in range of the Wi-Fi. For all we know they are in a lead lined concrete bunker 20 feet below sea level. I don't think many people would be able to get a connection.
Its not like it reads:
Domain Admin U/N: admin
Crap, I need to change my password 🙁
This information is useful to a hacker even outside the range of these WAPs. A hacker could impersonate this network anywhere now that he has the SSID and the key, and anytime a person who has ever joined this network comes in range of the hackers impersonated WAP, they will be joined, typically without their knowledge or even if so, a 2nd thought. Then they start their regular surf routine, not knowing there is now a rogue gateway intercepting all their traffic. It could be back at their hotel – it doesn't have to be here.
what a blame !! lol
I thought Mr Rogers passed away. Can you say password? Sure I knew you could.
That's Dave Dombrowski, current President, CEO and General Manager of the Detroit Tigers.
haha that is great
And it appears to be laminated. They really thought it out.
Look like we can guess the passwords for next year too, haha ;D
This has to be the funniest post I ever saw! DUH!
They could have at least put them out of view of the camera.
I'm sure he did not want to be the "poster child" for this.
That's dummy Dave for you!!
Well, now that i've finally finished laughing, it's definately a Major League something
Classic just classic
Can we expect anything less?
It could have been worse. It could have been a well known IT security expert in his own office extolling the virtues of good password security.
Yes, it’s always good to double check your surroundings for anything private when taking pictures.