A password for the Hawaii emergency agency was hiding in a public photo, written on a Post-it note

On Saturday 13th January, people in Hawaii were awakened by a terrifying false alert about an inbound missile.

Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency has said a worker clicked the wrong item in a drop-down menu and sent it, and that its system was not hacked.

Although it appears plausible, Business Insider reports on the fact that a password was shared to the public through a picture posted on Social Media. On the photo, the password. written on a Post-it note, is clearly visible.

A good reminder that passwords are better stored in password vaults such as Keypass and that a secure conscious mind is required prior to taking a picture.

When going through your GDPR project, ensure you have clear staff policies, regular staff training, and password vaults.

Password not hidden