Someone Correctly Guessed Donald Trump's Twitter Password, And It's Dead Simple

Aadhya Khatri - Oct 23, 2020


Someone Correctly Guessed Donald Trump's Twitter Password, And It's Dead Simple

De Volkskrant reported that the researcher - Victor Gevers, could see the president’s Twitter messages, post under his name, and change his profile

According to Dutch media, US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was penetrated last week after a Dutch researcher found out what the password is. It’s “maga2020!” if you are curious.

De Volkskrant reported that the researcher - Victor Gevers, could see the president’s messages, post under his name, and even change his profile information.

Trump twitter account hacked
Victor Gevers could see the president’s messages, post under his name, and even change his profile information

The researcher did the same thing in 2016 by guessing Trump’s password. This time, Gevers gained access in his fifth attempt when he tried “maga2020!” Maga is short for “Make America Great Again,” the campaign slogan of the president.

Twitter has denied the report saying that the company had seen no evidence backing the researcher’s claim. According to Twitter, accounts of high-profile users and those related to the US election are under strict security measures.

Gevers said he didn’t face much difficulty guessing the president’s password, which shows that his account wasn’t protected by some basic security measures, such as two-step verification.

Trump Twitter
Gevers said he didn’t face much difficulty guessing the president’s password

The report revealed that the researcher tried to tell others about the fact that his Twitter account was improperly protected. He sent messages to Trump’s campaign team and even his family. He tagged the FBI, CIA, and the White House. But there was no answer.

A day after gaining access to Trump’s account, Gevers noticed a newly set up two-step verification. A day after that, the Secret Service contacted him and extended their thanks to him for pointing out the security issue.

In 2016, the researcher first successfully guessed the password of Trump’s Twitter account, which is “yourefired,’ his catchphrase from The Apprentice - a reality TV show.

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