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 firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> handy? Thanks!” he asked.
“I cannot login to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> 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.