Saturday, January 15, 2005
Whiteboards near windows
It seemed that the meeting/workshop/demo/whatever that they had organized in that conference room was over and that they "forgot" to erase the contents of the whiteboard. Wouldnt it be easy for a hacker, who happens to passby that building, to jot down that network diagram or simply take a snap from his/her camera phone? If a hacker (more appropriately, a cracker) knows your network layout then half of his work has already been done.
I have seen numerous instances, where valuable information (IP addresses, passwords, phone numbers, names of co-workers) jotted down on whiteboards that are visible to pedestrians outside the building.
Listen fellas, its always a GOOD idea to erase that damn whiteboard once you are done using it. If you want to "save" contents of your whiteboard, atleast make sure that you close the window blinds.
Sometimes companies spend millions of dollars trying to protect their data in every conceivable technical way, only to lose it due to human stupidity.
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