The Weakest Link In the Information Security Chain is still – Humans.
And this news has ability to prove this fact Right.
One of London’s busiest railway stations has unwittingly exposed their system credentials during a BBC documentary. The sensitive credentials printed and attached to the top of a station controller’s monitor were aired on Wednesday night on BBC.
What could be worse?
A screenshot of the offending monitor with the machine-produced (login was captured)and shown above. The screenshot points to a particular workstation signaller’s control desk seems to be running a type of software that controls signals and trains over the final approach to Waterloo station.
Password3, Wow! Geniuses about!
I mean, at least keep a strong password that take some time to guess and crack. Password3 could be in the list of top ten weakest passwords.
The incident occur few days after the news came that the computer systems controlling the railway signalling system in the United Kingdom could potentially be hacked by cyber criminals to cause trains to crash and cause casulties at highest speeds.
However, this security blunder of revealing passwords mistakenly in an interview, video or news channel is not new at all.