A first-ever news segment about Super Bowl security by CBS exposed a major security misstep during Sunday’s pre-game coverage.
During the network’s “Super Bowl Security” segment, security personnel accidentally let CBS shoot a scene including a wall of monitors, one of which contained MetLife Stadium’s Wi-Fi network name and password. The segment was broadcast nationwide.
The security hiccup went viral on Twitter and across blogs, revealing “marko” as the login and “w3Lc0m3!HERE” as the password.
While ZDNet reports the Verizon Wi-Fi network inside the stadium is a free service offered to attendees using any carrier, the network credentials broadcast were likely for internal or press use only.
Following the broadcast, the credentials were most likely changed before the big game — but that may be the last time we see the inside of Super Bowl security headquarters.