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Airport passwords written down, lost, then found on terminal floor

Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan had a security issue when an airline employee lost a list of passwords written on a sheet of paper - which was found shortly

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 8:15 pm

Prior to President Barack Obama's first trip to Japan, there was a bit of a mishap in Tokyo's Haneda International airport. A Skymark Airlines employee reportedly lost a printout with a list of passwords which was found after 30 minutes on an airport terminal floor.

 

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It's unknown what type of access would be granted using the lost passwords, airport officials changed all passwords as a preventative security measure.

 

Although software and hardware security continues to evolve, companies need to do a better job training employees to keep information secure. There is a problem of 'password fatigue' among employees, though there has to be some sort of guidelines available - especially when co-workers are opening one another up to potential data theft.

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