CYBER INSECURITY: Trump’s @POTUS Twitter Account Is Easily Hackable And Is Linked To Gmail Account

CNN reports:

The same hacker who breached 500 ISIS accounts on Twitter has a message for President Trump: change your security settings ASAP. According to a man who identifies himself online as WauchulaGhost, the president, vice president, and first lady are more vulnerable to hackers because of a basic Twitter security setting they’re not using.

WauchulaGhost contacted me about these insecurities on Saturday. I spent the last three days trying to reach the White House for their response to WauchulaGhost’s claims. I sent multiple emails, including several directly to Dan Scavino, Donald Trump’s head of social media.

According to WauchulaGhost, @POTUS, @FLOTUS and @VP are more vulnerable because they haven’t selected a basic security feature on Twitter that requires you to provide a phone number or email address to reset your password. The current security setting for these three accounts allows anyone to click on “forgot password” and type in @FLOTUS, @POTUS or @VP.

The next screen says “we found the following information associated with your account” and gives a partially redacted email address to which it will send a password recovery link. WauchulaGhost says being able to fill in the missing letters and guess someone’s email address is the first step hackers take when trying to breach an account.