VIDEO: BBC News reveals password on-air

Oh dear.


Did you happen to see the BBC News at Ten on Sunday night?

Don’t worry if you missed it – I managed to grab the relevant section and turn it into a YouTube video:

BBC TV News reveals passwords on-air | Graham Cluley

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Of course, just knowing a password doesn’t mean that it can necessarily be exploited by anyone remotely.

It’s quite possible that the password is for the purpose of logging into the physical desktop computer itself, but still… you have reduced the point of a password if you’ve stuck it on the very device which needs the password.

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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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