Thursday, January 26, 2017

National Security

Donald Trump - and specifically, his Twitter account - may be the biggest threat to national security we have, not to mention global security.
THE NEW AMERICAN PRESIDENT’S Twitter account isn’t a means of communication as much as it is a tool for confusion, propaganda, and unceasing assault. But Donald Trump has shown his tweets can move the stock market, provoke foreign powers, and dominate news cycles, so the account’s potential to shake the world is unprecedented. And all that’s stopping an outsider from seizing control of @POTUS could be someone’s personal Gmail password.


Trump’s account is an obviously juicy target for such an attack, representing what BuzzFeed’s Joe Bernstein described as “a national security disaster waiting to happen.”

  The Intercept
No doubt this will be the favorite challenge of every teen hactivist in the world.  And ISIS operative.
It appears that in the days since WauchulaGhost first tweeted about the vulnerability, the option to reset the @POTUS password via text message or what appears to be an address have been removed.
Well, that's good, at least.
Bizarrely, the Gmail option remains active as of today for both Trump and Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
In this day and age, it seems to me the most important act of anyone even just running for president would be to secure the best IT gurus money can buy.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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