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

Graham Cluley
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Super BowlAmerican 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.

CBS Super Bowl report

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

Redacted CBS Super Bowl report

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?

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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.

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.

One comment on “Can anyone guess what the Super Bowl’s super-secure WiFi password is?”

  1. To quote a famous line from a favorite movie "Inconceivable!"

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