Today’s PINcode (sic)

The Personal Identification Number Code du jour for the wireless network of this Beirut restaurant is:

This is quite user-friendly, but is it good security?

It’s written with chalk, so presumably they change it every few days. That’s smart – it would require freeloaders to enter the restaurant, take a peek and then leave, every time the PIN changed – a pattern which would soon become obvious and get them caught.

There is no reason to hide the PIN from patrons, since they’re all on the same network anyway.

Sometimes simple solutions are perfectly adequate.

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