[A rather static show at the hotel tv infochannel...]
Life as a security advisor, or just consultant if you prefer, can be very interesting. Working with a large variety of clients, tasks and situations is challenging, exactly the way I like it! To me it also includes going to other cities here in Norway, at the moment I'm at yet another hotel in Stavanger, Norway.
During the past couple of weeks I've got a renewed interested in hotel television systems. No, not that kind of activity that you may have heard of, or seen demonstrated by Major Malfunction in Las Vegas many years ago. I'm just curious about the risk analysis - if any - performed by the hotels, finding it acceptable to put their infochannel systems directly onto the Internet?
Moving forward to where I'm right now (Nov 14, 2011); at Park Inn Hotel (by Radisson) Stavanger. Came into the reception, and was pleasantly surprised to get a room almost at the top. "One of the refurbished rooms of this autumn" I was told. Excellent.
Got to my room, turned on the lights, and... WOW:
|[Deluxe Philips/Otrum Retro Design 20" CRT television!]|
Yeah, well, at least there's the parquet floors, as promised in the reception. Time to watch the news, turning the thing on usually gets you right to the hotel infochannel at channel #1:
Windows XP at VERY low resolution, and nagging about it. More interesting? Norman Antivirus is running, but complaining about missing updates. There's also a VNC icon there... Hm.... Oh, and a License Wizard wants to say something as well. Fabulous!
Or perhaps I should just a post a picture taken with my Samsung Galaxy S2, to summarize everything with their own words:
|["The essence of a great hotel experience". Love it!]|
As we like to say here in Norway; any media coverage is good coverage?