"Donald Trump would have used" yourefired "to protect his Twitter account.
MANDEL NGAN / AFP
Victor Gevers, a renowned Dutch hacker, is said to have managed to connect to the Twitter account of US President Donald Trump.
As reported by the specialist magazine
, picked up by
, this feat would not have required incredible IT talent.
The hacker would have been content to guess his password.
The cybersecurity expert would have first made four unsuccessful attempts, before falling right with "maga2020!"
The word "maga," is an acronym for Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," and 2020 is the year of the US presidential election.
In short, it would be a completely derisory protection.
No double authentication
When a user chooses a password, it is better to use a combination of letters, numbers, capital letters and special characters that do not make sense.
The American president, followed by more than 87 million people, would obviously not have made this choice.
He could also have opted for two-factor authentication, a system that increases account security.
To connect to the service, it is then necessary to enter a code sent by SMS, in order to confirm his identity.
A precedent in 2016
After trying to alert many people to this critical situation, Victor Gevers would have finally received confirmation, Tuesday, October 20, that Donald Trump's account had been secured.
For its part, Twitter made no comment, leaving doubt about the veracity of the discovery of the Dutchman.
In 2016, after a data leak from the LinkedIn network, the latter had already claimed to have been in possession of one of the US president's Twitter passwords.
Donald Trump would then have chosen "yourefired" ("You are fired"), the emblematic phrase of his reality TV
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