Security Specialist Easily Guessed Donald Trump’s Twitter Password
It seems that Donald Trump has a thing for Twitter as they seem inseparable. This time, it appears that his Twitter account was allegedly hacked by a Dutch security researcher who’s name is Victor Gevers.
Donald Trump’s Twitter hacked by security researcher
Victor, who happens to be a researcher at GDI Foundation and the Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure, attempted to guess Trump’s password on Twitter. It didn’t take long to crack the president’s account however as Victor managed to guess it on his fifth attempt which apparently was “maga2020”.
Surprisingly, according to Victor, the president’s account isn’t backed up by two-factor authentication, which made Victor’s attempt to access his account a breeze.
If you think it was a one-off thing, well think again. It appears that Victor did the same act back in 2016 where he managed to get a hold of Trump’s password which was “yourefired”, a phrase that Trump is famous for in “The Apprentice”.
After the incident, Victor has said that the president’s account have since change passwords (why are we not surprised?). On the matter, here’s what Twitter had to say:
We’ve seen no evidence to corroborate this claim, including from the article published in the Netherlands today. We proactively implemented account security measures for a designated group of high-profile, election-related Twitter accounts in the United States, including federal branches of government.Ian Plunkett, Twitter spokesperson
Pokdepinion: It blows my mind on how a president’s official account on social media isn’t protected by two-step verification authentication.. It’s not like you’re some random person..