4 million people shoulder surfed in one go

I was watching the telly the other night (as is my wont occasionally) when this TV news article revealed the access code to the secure controlled area of a certain teaching hospital.

Yep, you got it. The TV news crew were following this patient being wheeled around this hospital (no names/no pack drills) and showed the accompanying nurse stroll up to the secure key pad and merrily type in the 4 digit code to access this secure area, no doubt full of expensive kit and scary drugs. This must be one of the biggest shoulder surfing episodes in the history of the known universe – well I reckon the prime time show has at least 4 million viewers.

This further underpins the critical importance of making all users aware of protecting passwords and PIN numbers at all times.

And of course, next time you are at an ATM watch out for rogue TV news teams or nurses pushing trolleys.