On Tuesday, “Ringview” had the episode in which the reporter Jüri Muttika traveled around the editorial office of ERR and asked ETV TV presenters to demonstrate their handwriting. An embarrassing error by the video editors allowed the frame to be broadcasted, which contained “Terevisiooni” file transfer protocol (FTP) username and password, hence allowing everyone to view the content on the servers.
The clip shows that the TV presenters tried to hide their notebooks and computer screens from the camera, which makes it especially embarrassing – basically everyone was able to watch broadcast materials.
The error in ERR was quickly recognized and now the password should be changed. The topic is also up in Facebook IT-man’s group, where the IT people write jokingly: “No such user and password do not really hide anything.”
Wouldn’t we expect the ETV internal FTP server to be firewalled from the external world?