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 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, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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