Whether you’re trying to secure physical property, your personal information, or an enterprise, there is one basic requirement: common sense. Unfortunately, this is something that we humans struggle with from time-to-time. The effects can be disastrous or if you’re lucky, just laughable. Here are 9 hilariously bad security fails.
1. This security goat
Although this goat doesn’t have the ferociousness of a guard dog, it goes without saying that he’s being “a good boy.”
2. This motorcycle lock
This biker made a smart investment buying a bulky lock. Unfortunately, his need for security is nowhere near as high as his need for speed.
3. This very secure server
It is hard to decide which is worse: the password’s strength or its placement in plain view.
4. This congressman’s highly complex passcode
If you weren’t aware that our political leaders are some of the least technologically aware people in the country, here is example A.
5. This yummy lock
Finally a example of good security.
6. Kanye West’s latest national TV appearance
Kanye West is known for his crazy ideas, questionable sanity, and brilliant musical abilities. But with all his fanatical conspiracy theories, you’d think he’d be more careful about his personal security.
7. This British government Zoom meeting
In theory, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sharing a screenshot of his first ever digital cabinet meeting to Twitter was a fun idea. What he failed to realize is that the meeting ID was present in the top left corner of the screenshot. Furthermore, all participant names were present giving hackers a resource for phishing.
This morning I chaired the first ever digital Cabinet.
Our message to the public is: stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/pgeRc3FHIp
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 31, 2020
8. This very secret hide-a-key
8. This password change sign-up sheet
One of the easiest ways to identify high-risk employees.
9. This hard-to-crack keypad
If the sign above the keypad didn’t make it obvious enough, just look which numbers have been rubbed off.