“Wall of Sheep” sounds like an adorable Angry Birds clone involving woolly farm animals. But as I learned during BlackBerry Security Director Alex Manea’s webinar earlier today, it’s not cute at all: a huge televised projection at the annual Black Hat conference that displays the names and (partial) passwords of attendees using non-secured devices – into which other attendees have hacked.
It’s embarrassing frontier justice, but appropriate – Black Hat is the premier security hacker conference, and its attendees should know better. Alas, too many IT managers still fail to take steps to prevent simple hacks like the one above.
“I talk to lots of IT managers and many of them, when asked, can’t tell me exactly what their devices are connecting to,” Manea said during his presentation, entitled To BYOD or…
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