Here’s a behind-the-scenes photograph of the World Cup security centre in Brazil, as published by local news outlet Correio Braziliense.
Spot anything odd? If you can’t see anything unusual, I’ve added a subtle animation to draw your attention over the shoulder of Luiz Cravo Dorea, head of the federal police’s international coordination centre.
Yes, that’s right.
On on those fancy screens in the background you can see information about how to log into the World Cup security centre’s wireless network.
wifi network: WORLDCUP
“b5a2112014” is, of course, leet speak for “brazil2014”. Hardly the smartest or most secure password in the world.
But then, leaving it visible for the media to photograph wasn’t that smart either.
Or how about the password used last Winter by the UK’s flood emergency response team?