Star Wars and Bad Physical Security

While watching the Mandalorian I am, once again, struck by how profoundly bad basic physical security for IT network access is handled throughout the Star Wars universe. All it takes is a willing droid and a hole in the wall. All droids are able to plug in and all buildings, ships and technologies have the same holes. Amazingly, there are no variations in size or shape, so an old model droid can easily plug in to cutting edge systems and access all data, download anything they want, modify top secret files and technology, open or close walls, turn on or off shields, stop or start trash compactors – pretty much god rights to do anything and everything, just by plugging in to one of the thousands of little holes scattered everywhere, like real-world electrical sockets.

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