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

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

Spot anything interesting?

Still from Polish TV show. Click for larger version

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Let’s take a closer look..

Closeup of screenshot, showing password

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..

Hat-tip: @mikko.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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