Sean Spicer Might Have Tweeted Out His Twitter Account Passwords

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Trump is always whining about cybersecurity. Perhaps he should start training his own officials on the proper use of technology.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer

“Aqenbpuu.” This is one password that would have been hard to guess — if White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hadn’t given it away first and through a tweet, no less.

 

On Jan. 25, Spicer tweeted out a jumble of letters, which some quick thinking Twitter users guessed was a password. In fact, a password to his official White House Twitter account.

However, once was not enough. The very next day, Spicer, again, tweeted out yet another string of eight characters.

 

Before anyone tries to access the White House Press Secretary’s Twitter account, be warned: It is illegal under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Plus, the staff probably already changed his passwords by now.

Both tweets were quickly deleted, but obviously seeing Spicer make the same mistake twice was enough for Twitter users to pounce on him.

 

 

 

Some people are claiming Spicer might simply be attempting to log into his Twitter account through the much safer two-factor authentication system and just messed up. Still others are saying he might have been using Cloudhopper, a service that allows users to tweet via SMS and Spicer accidentally replied with his password.

However many people are willing to give Spicer the benefit of the doubt by stating he might have just placed an unlocked phone in his pocket and his butt did the rest of the work for him.

However, if it indeed was his password, a major slip like this would have meant a field day for hackers and it bodes ill for the White House’s cybersecurity.

Trump is always whining about cybersecurity. Perhaps he should start training his own officials on the proper use of technology.

This isn’t the first time Spicer has gone wacko on Twitter.

A few years ago, the press secretary went on an unprompted seven-year Twitter war against the ice cream brand Dippin’ Dots.

 

 

OK, Spicer. We hear you.

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