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Super Bowl Security SNAFU

Feb 2, 2014 // Andrew Stroup

Every now and then the public gets to catch a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes of a major broadcast television network. Over the past several years, these TV easter eggs have ranged from funny to obscene, but this particular incident takes it to a whole new level, security vulnerability.

During a pre-game show, CBS broadcasted a “behind the scenes” look of the Super Bowl Security team, staring at huge monitors, flexing their tech toys, and showing a little “magic” behind the curtain. Here’s a picture of the Super Bowl Security team.

See something odd here? If you couldn’t figure it out or just didn’t care to look, the Super Bowl’s “Security Team” has an entire monitor dedicated to displaying their wifi’s SSID and password. Their definition of “security” may only refer to physical on-site protection, but when it comes to cyber security, the Super Bowl may need to find someone else.