Prince William IT Security Issue!

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    • #8037
      S3curityM0nkey
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      “Due to an administrative oversight, these photographs were not properly cleared at RAF Valley and the images showed unclassified MoD user names, passwords and computer screens on a restricted system.”

      What were they written down on a post-it note stuck to the screen!!!

      http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/security-fears-over-photos-of-william-at-work-20121121-29ooo.html

    • #50970
      jimbob
      Participant

      It never fails to amaze me how people still put passwords on sticky notes. I would expect the armed forces to know better.

      Jim

    • #50971
      24772433
      Participant

      Having used the UK Ministry of Defence DII systems I know just how unmanageable the whole thing is. I had to write down my password(s)  too – and I should know better!

    • #50972
      m0wgli
      Participant

      A couple of years ago, I saw a cardboard box containing a laptop sent back for repair. The user had written their username and password on the outside of the box!

      I haven’t seen the passwords, but the following xkcd strip on password strength demonstrates why users may be encouraged to write down passwords:

      http://xkcd.com/936/

    • #50973
      MrTuxracer
      Participant

      Oh…this reminds me of those users posting pictures of their credit cards on twitter :o… @NeedADebitCard

      careless world.

      Regards.

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