How on earth could a hacker hack into Donald Trump’s Twitter account? After all, he is the president of these United States with access to some of the finest IT technology in the world. He tells Russia all the time. But wait, POTUS does not even use a computer–ever. Even so, he is smart enough to realize that passwords should be complex and frequently changed. Right?
Let us amuse ourselves. Why not try to guess what Trump’s Twitter password is? We start by trying to figure out whether he chose “animal, vegetable, mineral.” Has anyone heard that this president eats vegetables? Okay, that is out. Although, we do know that 41 (George H.W. Bush) hated broccoli.
Trump abhors science, and “mineral” sounds sciencey. Okay, gone. That leaves animals, which we assume includes fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians. Oh, yes, we can put humans in that category, too.
We know there is no dog or cat in the White House for the first time in a century, so pets are out. Trump would not like a parrot, because it would talk back to him. One wrong word, and bam, the bird would be KFC.
He knows a lot of swamp creatures, so maybe he would go with one of his cabinet members: Mnuchin, Pompeo, or Pizzella? No, their names are too hard to spell. Of course, there is his Attorney General William Barr, but he will probably be fired soon. What about Ross? Oh, right. It’s too hard to spell. What about his son Eric or the First Daughter Ivanka? We repeat, too hard to spell.
Trump probably chose a thing, because he does not like to be told what to do, and “animal, vegetable, mineral” sounds like a rule. What thing would he choose? It is either that too-long tie or a hat, not a hard had but a soft one. “Hat” is too short. “Too-long tie” is too long. Wait a minute, that is it, his maga hat. Lower case letters, because you know, his thing about rules.
Now, for the numbers part. He really only knows two numbers, $1,000,000,000 or 2020. A billion is too long, but 2020 is not. Ta-daaaah, we have it: maga2020
Okay, the Dutch security expert Victor Gevers who guessed this president’s password and all of us could go into Trump’s account right now. But who likes visits from the Secret Service?
Gevers could look at the tweeter-in-chief’s account and see the president of these United States’ direct messages, put up fake tweets under Trump’s name, and even alter Trump’s profile, according to the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. Now, that would be fun.
- Relationship: Three nuptials and counting. Mistresses? Sign this nondisclosure agreement.
- Work Experience: Burdened and forced to live in a “dump” aka the White House, The TIME magazine reported.
- Bio: I don’t like biology. It’s fake!
- Hobbies: Too late. I’m bored.
Those who worked in the White House said, Yahoo reported:
‘When the story broke in The Golf magazine yesterday that President Donald Trump had told some golf partners, ‘That White House is a real dump,’ many people expressed dismay, but the maids, butlers, plumbers, chefs, painters and dozens of other staff who make the White House run every day were appalled.’
‘I expected to be blocked after four failed attempts. Or at least would be asked to provide additional information.’
Twitter released a statement denying the article’s accuracy:
‘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.’
It is not easy to send up a presidential security alert it seems:
‘So, he [Gevers] tries to warn others. Trump’s campaign team, his family. He sends messages via Twitter asking if someone will call Trump’s attention to the fact that his Twitter account is not safe. He tags the CIA, the White House, the FBI, Twitter themselves. No response.’
Secret Service got in touch two days later and thanked him for the heads up. In 2016, Gevers had also guessed Trump’s Twitter account password and walked right in. The password?
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