Perhaps you have already found yourself in front of the “password” field to fill in, a little idle. If what a Dutch researcher says is true – and it is echoed in the Netherlands by the most respectful media – it is a safe bet that Donald Trump has never had this problem by logging into his Twitter account. .
Victor Gevers, who has a certain fame in the field, claims to have succeeded in hacking the account of the most powerful man in the world, who is known to be keen on the little blue bird network. To achieve this, no need to use great means. The man says he only had to do it four times to access the account of the outgoing US president. In the middle of the presidential campaign.
Victor Gevers would have simply undertaken to test passwords at random. The fifth was obviously the right one, and the find still poses a question. The password chosen by Donald Trump would be appallingly simple: “maga2020! “. For those who do not have the reference, maga is simply the acronym of its famous campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”.
We are far from the most robust passwords, mixing special characters and numbers. Worse, the account of the American president would not even have been the subject of a 2FA double authentication. The one that often requires you to have a small encrypted code sent to you by SMS for example to complete the procedure. An option that can be easily activated on Twitter. The social network offers another option, even more secure, with the possibility of setting up a physical key, to be connected before any connection to the account concerned.
The account would have been secure
According to the newspaper De Volkskrant, the hacker would have contacted Donald Trump by email in the wake of his discovery, before tagging the CIA, the White House, the FBI and even Twitter on Twitter. He would have been requested a few days later by the American intelligence services, who would have taken these elements very seriously and have since proceeded to secure the presidential account.
Piracy being an illegal act, the Dutch hacker claims to have recorded all the elements detailing his discovery to hand them over to the authorities and demonstrate his good faith. Twitter declined to answer questions.
In the countryside, and while fears of foreign interference still hover over the ballot, this discovery is stain. A little clueless in the face of so much ease, the hacker says he now believes that this glaring security flaw perhaps stems from Donald Trump’s age, the elderly being less aware than the youngest of security issues. The fact remains that the American president does not really have the profile of an elderly person deprived of these new tools, he who still has an army of communicators.
In 2016, Victor Gevers had already boasted of having hacked the account of the one who was then only a candidate for the White House, helped by two acolytes. Same wrongs, same effects, but a different password at the time: “yourefired”. “You’re fired,” is the joke of the reality TV show that made Trump famous.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr