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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.

Published Thu, Apr 24 2014 3:15 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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