Can anyone guess what the Super Bowl’s super-secure WiFi password is?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

American football fans were going bonkers last night, as the Seattle Seahawks fought the Denver Broncos in NFL Super Bowl XLVIII.

And, of course, there was the usual hooplah and build-up from the television networks – including a report from CBS from the Super Bowl’s top secret security center.

In fact, they were so confident in their security that they didn’t have any qualms about allowing the TV station to broadcast its WiFi username and password.

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Interestingly, it appears that later the version of the report published online was redacted – so maybe they had a change of mind?

They’re not the first, of course, to accidentally leak passwords when the media comes a-knocking.

Remember when a series of photos about Prince William’s life as a search and rescue helicopter pilot revealed some RAF passwords?

Or how this man being interviewed about baseball on ESPN couldn’t have been better positioned?

Or how this Polish woman not only forgot to wipe her whiteboard before inviting the camera crew around, but also chose a really dumb password.

Source: Reddit.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus 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 security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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