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Prince William IT Security Issue!

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S3curityM0nkey

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Post Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:24 pm

Prince William IT Security Issue!

"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!!!




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jimbob

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Post Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:13 am

Re: Prince William IT Security Issue!

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

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Post Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:24 pm

Re: Prince William IT Security Issue!

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!
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Post Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:42 pm

Re: Prince William IT Security Issue!

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/
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MrTuxracer

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Post Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:07 pm

Re: Prince William IT Security Issue!

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

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