Overseas Network, October 23. Recently, a Dutch security expert claimed that he guessed the Twitter password of US President Trump as “Maga2020!” and successfully logged in. Subsequently, he also sent vulnerability alerts to the Trump campaign team and the FBI. However, Twitter and the White House firmly denied it.
Based on reports from Forbes and The Guardian, the Dutch newspaper Volkswagen said that Dutch security expert Victor Gevers stated that after trying multiple passwords, he used the password “Maga2020!” Pu’s Twitter account. “Maga” is the abbreviation of “Make America Great Again”, which means “make America great again” and is also Trump’s campaign slogan.
Gervers said that Trump’s account did not have two-step verification. He successfully logged in without using any hacking tools and tried 5 times, and he was able to tweet in Trump’s name, and he could also perform personal information. modify.
Subsequently, Gevers tried to alert Trump, his campaign team, the CIA, FBI, the White House and Twitter to this loophole. The next day, Trump’s Twitter account implemented two-step verification. A few days later, the Dutch secret service officer contacted him.
For Geffers’s statement, Twitter and the White House firmly denied it.
A Twitter spokesperson said that he had not seen any evidence to confirm Gervers’s statement, adding that Twitter “proactively implemented account security measures for a number of well-known and election-related Twitter accounts in the United States. Including federal government branches.”
White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere also denied the report. “This is definitely not true,” he told The Verge. “We do not comment on the security procedures for the president’s social media accounts.”
This is not the first time that Geoffs claimed to have hacked into Trump’s Twitter account. In 2016, he claimed to have used the password “yourefired” to successfully log in to Trump’s account. “Yourefired” means “you have been fired”, which is Trump’s buzzword in the reality show “The Apprentice”.