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Authorities Say Dutch 'Ethical Hacker' Only Took 5 Attempts To Guess Trump's Twitter Password

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On Wednesday, it was confirmed by Dutch prosecutors an 'ethical hacker' named Victor Gevers had successfully accessed President Trump's Twitter account. Twice.

However, Gevers didn't actually need to do much hacking to figure it out. After five tries, Gevers discovered the President's password was latest maga2020!. He previously accessed Trump's account in October 2016 with the password yourefired.

Gevers tried reaching out directly to the POTUS in October 2020 via Twitter.

While hacking is a crime in The Netherlands, Gevers released photos from the hack and cooperated with authorities, including American ones, to make sure two-factor authentication was added. He also suggested the President make his password more complicated.

Because of these extenuating circumstances, he will not be prosecuted by Dutch authorities. The American Secret Service also thanked Gevers for exposing the vulnerability so it could be fixed.

Before Gevers revealed what the password was, some people had guesses.

Some offered a little throwback.

And all over the internet, faces were meeting palms.

Hopefully President-elect Biden makes it a little harder for Gevers when he becomes President on January 20, 2021.