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(Deadspin)   Memo to CBS producers: If you're taking a shot of the secret Super Bowl security center, you might want to avoid showing the monitor with the Wi-Fi password   (deadspin.com) divider line 36
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2014-02-03 09:23:06 AM
Yep, pretty sure that's not the producer's fault.

If only there were a team of people responsible for ensuring digital security...
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-03 09:30:12 AM
Something like that happened at MIT years ago. During an interview the camera caught an important password written on the board in the background. The interviewee might have been Stallmann, who didn't believe in security anyway.
 
2014-02-03 09:37:59 AM
That's the kinda thing an idiot would have on his luggage!
 
2014-02-03 10:05:40 AM

Tr0mBoNe: That's the kinda thing an idiot would have on his luggage!


You calling me an idiot?? I mean, uh, yeah, haha, you're right, who the hell would do that?

/Changes combination on his luggage
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-02-03 10:34:19 AM
Or you might want to avoid displaying an important password in clear text while someone is filming?
That might be a good idea normal security practice.
 
2014-02-03 10:53:25 AM
Woooo! Free wifi!
 
2014-02-03 10:55:12 AM
Didn't the Cold War teach us ANYTHING???

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/when if ever is it good security practice to write down a password on a board? when? never.
 
2014-02-03 10:56:31 AM
At least it was an actual good password... Well.. Up till they displayed it in clear text and all..
 
2014-02-03 10:57:40 AM
1.) CBS has become a joke.
2.) That password sucks.
3.) Why is the password showing in clear text on a giant display in the first place?
 
2014-02-03 11:05:42 AM

Ambivalence: Woooo! Free wifi!


In New Jersey.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-03 11:11:13 AM
3.) Why is the password showing in clear text on a giant display in the first place?

Often you want to restrict network access to people who are physically present. Putting the password in big letters on the wall is an easy way to do that.
 
2014-02-03 11:17:58 AM
Meh, you're afraid somebody who is in the stadium and watching vt instead of the game is going to see that, get on the wifi, so he can check his Facebook instead of watching the game?
 
2014-02-03 11:19:28 AM

serial_crusher: Meh, you're afraid somebody who is in the stadium and watching vt instead of the game is going to see that, get on the wifi, so he can check his Facebook instead of watching the game?


Err, watching TV, not VT. Virginia Tech did not make it tithe Super Bowl this year, unfortunately.
 
2014-02-03 11:21:03 AM
Jesus. Tithe? Really autocorrect? Stupid phone.
 
2014-02-03 11:22:02 AM

serial_crusher: serial_crusher: Meh, you're afraid somebody who is in the stadium and watching vt instead of the game is going to see that, get on the wifi, so he can check his Facebook instead of watching the game?

Err, watching TV, not VT. Virginia Tech did not make it tithe Super Bowl this year, unfortunately.


Which is sad because apparently they could have either won or at least come in a close second.
 
2014-02-03 11:23:20 AM

ZAZ: Something like that happened at MIT years ago. During an interview the camera caught an important password written on the board in the background. The interviewee might have been Stallmann, who didn't believe in security anyway.


There was a reporter a while back who was showing off some bitcoins a user sent them. Showed the private key on screen and the money got stolen.
 
2014-02-03 11:25:02 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: serial_crusher: serial_crusher: Meh, you're afraid somebody who is in the stadium and watching vt instead of the game is going to see that, get on the wifi, so he can check his Facebook instead of watching the game?

Err, watching TV, not VT. Virginia Tech did not make it tithe Super Bowl this year, unfortunately.

Which is sad because apparently they could have either won or at least come in a close second.


Could they have done any worse than the Bronco's?
 
2014-02-03 11:38:01 AM
Replacing 1 with !, e with 3, and a with 4 is the new hot trend in bad passwords.
 
2014-02-03 11:38:53 AM
Because there's no way they are using that as a honeypot.
 
2014-02-03 11:40:39 AM
Um, look a little more closely. That's the old password that's in clear. The new password replacing it is represented by *****
 
2014-02-03 11:41:47 AM

cmunic8r99: Because there's no way they are using that as a honeypot.


I doubt many people within physical range of the wifi signal would be watching the CBS broadcast
 
2014-02-03 11:56:53 AM

Speaker2Animals: Um, look a little more closely. That's the old password that's in clear. The new password replacing it is represented by *****


You are right sir, good eye. But this is Fark, so the hell with you for trying to stop a good old "berating security officials because I could do it better" thread.
 
2014-02-03 12:03:22 PM

serial_crusher: ZAZ: Something like that happened at MIT years ago. During an interview the camera caught an important password written on the board in the background. The interviewee might have been Stallmann, who didn't believe in security anyway.

There was a reporter a while back who was showing off some bitcoins a user sent them. Showed the private key on screen and the money got stolen.


Well, you know the old saying "A luddite and his bitcoin are soon parted"
 
2014-02-03 12:08:20 PM

Speaker2Animals: Um, look a little more closely. That's the old password that's in clear. The new password replacing it is represented by *****


I can't decide if making my password "********" (8 asterisks) would be genius or not.
 
2014-02-03 12:12:42 PM
Pretty safe since no one watches CBS anyway.  (Superbowl was broadcast on FOX)
 
2014-02-03 12:20:05 PM

Speaker2Animals: Um, look a little more closely. That's the old password that's in clear. The new password replacing it is represented by *****


Yeah, i was thinking the same thing. Seems to be someone who took the picture at exactly the right time. Still funny, though. And still not  a good idea to be posting it, if for no other reason than if someone saw it, they might have an idea how the password admin thought.

Dr Dreidel: Speaker2Animals: Um, look a little more closely. That's the old password that's in clear. The new password replacing it is represented by *****

I can't decide if making my password "********" (8 asterisks) would be genius or not.


I was reading a security tech site that I've been following for years that said pretty much this. They said to still have a normal password, but once you through 4 or 5 asterisks in front and in back, you still had one you could remember, but adding the extra characters took the brute force password time up to like 3,000 years of computer time, vs 12. So if your password is "password", adding 4 asterisks at the beginning and end is ****password*** and completely changes it. Only problem with all asterisks is that brute force just tries all of the possible combinations, starting with repetition. aaaa, bbbb, cccc, AAAA, BBBB, CCCC, etc., so JUST asterisks would get cracked pretty quickly.
 
2014-02-03 12:22:37 PM
Actually, this is the ONLY time I've ever seen the default "masked password" option be beneficial. Seriously, how many times are you guys really typing your password with someone looking over your shoulder? I like how Android apps and websites are finally giving you the option of 'Show Password'.
 
2014-02-03 12:24:35 PM
I'm more surprised the password wasn't "polo".


/fish out of water!
 
2014-02-03 12:38:41 PM

usernameguy: 1.) CBS has become a joke.
2.) That password sucks.
3.) Why is the password showing in clear text on a giant display in the first place?


Why? It's not the greatest, but a pretty darn good mix of mixed case letters, numbers and symbols. Okay, so it's not a 27 completely random string with stuff like š and æ and à: but in a world of "password", "123456" and "111111" I'll take it.
 
2014-02-03 12:58:50 PM

cmunic8r99: Because there's no way they are using that as a honeypot.


They got CP on there too?
 
2014-02-03 01:12:44 PM
Damn, that was almost as funny as the Broncos' performance!
 
2014-02-03 01:49:46 PM

serial_crusher: Jesus. Tithe? Really autocorrect? Stupid phone.


That's okay, mine changed "cheese sticks" to "cheese dicks". I'm told my dad laughed his arse off.
 
2014-02-03 01:53:01 PM

Ambivalence: Woooo! Free wifi!


I can't connect. :(
 
2014-02-03 02:00:07 PM
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/oblig
 
2014-02-03 02:08:52 PM

Speaker2Animals: Um, look a little more closely. That's the old password that's in clear. The new password replacing it is represented by *****


Um, look a little more closely.

SSID: blahblahblah


PASSWORD: blahblahblahblahblah


******* NEW PASSWORD *****


and is case sensitive


blahblah to 'forget' and 'remove'

 
2014-02-03 02:57:11 PM
Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you *keep* it a *secret*! Why didn't you tell the world, EH?
 
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