Owen Smith, the Labour leadership contender and wannabe Prime Minister, has revealed a shocking lack of good cyber security sense
You might argue that Owen Smith has good reason to be insecure, given that his rival, Jeremy Corbyn, looks set to win a landslide victory in the Labour leadership election. Politics aside, you might also take the insecurity tag literally. Over the weekend, his campaign team tweeted a photo of Smith at a meeting. Unfortunately, the photo included a clear view of a whiteboard containing a login URL, username and password for everyone to see.
It turns out that the login was for the campaign phone bank system. Although the image was soon deleted, and the password changed, it highlights some worrying problems for Smith. This is the man that wants to be our next Prime Minister. Yet not only was a login written on a whiteboard, with a naively simple password, the whole shebang was posted to Twitter and his 16,127 followers. It could have been worse; Owen Smith could have been as popular as Jeremy Corbyn who has 625,000 followers. Seriously though, what could and should Smith have done differently?