Twitter accounts of the US President (@POTUS), First Lady (@FLOTUS) and Vice President (@VP) are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks, since they lack required security settings, according to a hacking expert who hacked over 500 accounts disseminating extremist propaganda.
The current security settings of the White House accounts allowed anyone to click on the "forgot password" button and see a partially hidden email address associated with the account, a hacker who calls himself WauchulaGhost explained to CNN Tuesday.
"It’s not hard to figure out that email," and after that gaining the access to the email is enough for an attacker to reset password and own the Twitter account.
WauchulaGhost asked them to change their emails and fix security settings after tweeting the likely email addresses attached to the Twitter accounts of Melania Trump, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (@PressSec) and Director of Social Media Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino).
However, a representative of Twitter said that the security protocols for accounts of the White House imply more security measures than the basic two-factor authentication.
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