Security tip: Before being interviewed on TV, wipe passwords off whiteboard

Graham Cluley
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The following screenshot is from a broadcast on TVP (Polish television).

Spot anything interesting?


Let’s take a closer look..

If you haven’t already guessed, Hasło is the Polish for “Password”.

As we have explained before, if a TV crew is visting your office it may be sensible to remove any passwords which could appear in the background.

In fact, maybe it makes sense not to have these passwords on show regardless of whether someone is pointing a video camera around the place or not.

Just saying..

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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