July 26, 2016

DNC hack reveals staffers used passwords so ridiculously simple, you can probably guess them

Rebel Staff

The DNC email hack has revealed an embarrassing lack of password security. In fact, you can most likely guess these passwords.

Anyone who has ever created a password for an online account knows they shouldn't be basic at the risk of someone brute-forcing their way in without your permission.

According to DailyCaller, DNC staffers used
Obama-Biden-2012 and obamain08 as email passwords. These are so easy that several products can guess them in a matter of seconds.

Emails from NC staffer Pablo Manriquez are extremely telling.

“Hi Team: Does anyone have the password to dncpress@gmail.com<mailto:dncpress@gmail.com> handy? Thanks!” he asked.

“I cannot login to dncpress@dnc.org<mailto:dncpress@dnc.org> with either of the passwords I have on file for the account (Obama-Biden-2012 and obamain08)” he writes.

Of course, while it's possible the passwords had been changed, the fact these were actually on file reveals a complete lack of understanding when it comes to protecting info.

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commented 2016-07-27 00:12:27 -0400
For Hillary’s private server, could her password possibly be “madam-president”?
commented 2016-07-26 15:07:35 -0400
Equating “simple” with leftwing white bread elites, seems like a natural fit – simple minds, simple midless political dogma, simple world view and simply loved by the world – they think.
commented 2016-07-26 14:52:27 -0400
They are kleptocrats running a very large trough. They all feel powerful and important – even the most lowly staffers. The idea that someone may intrude into their sacred space, exploit their information or steal their secrets is just not something that would ever occur to them. They’re too special, too smart and too exclusive. Admission is by invitation only so no hackers would dare. Plus, if you believe that you’re perfect then everything around you must be perfect too. Kleptocrats are really inept when it comes to looking after their own “infrastructure”. That’s boring and there isn’t much to steal, so things like email security are often ignored. I mean look at Hillary and the Clinton server room.
commented 2016-07-26 14:38:26 -0400
Wait just a minute Rebel staffers.

The CBC reported it was Russia hackers working with Trump to oust Clinton.

Trump will win!