We’ve all probably Facebooked or Tweeted something by accident or typed the wrong thing in the wrong place somewhere online. I mean, who hasn’t? So when Donald Trump’s new Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, tweeted out a bizarre series of numbers and letters Thursday morning, it was definitely noticed by, well, a lot of people. That tends to happen when you’re the Press Secretary for the President of the United States.
Even President Trump himself warned earlier this month that “no computer is safe” from hacks. And if senior members of his staff are tweeting out passwords by mistake, then he is definitely right about that.
It was 8:42 am Eastern Time when the @PressSec account tweeted “n9y25ah7” to the world, or at least his 1.36 million followers. While there’s been no statement from Sec. Spicer about what it meant, it was quickly deleted. Many Twitter users were quick to speculate and grab screen shots of the tweet and try to make sense of it.
— Isaac McDaniel (@mcdaniel_isaac) January 26, 2017
*Sean Spicer wakes up, checks to-do list*
"Ah number 1, DM the nuclear launch codes to POTUS…. and done…..
OH NO! HOW DO I DELETE?!"
— Guy Tweet Haver (@thetweethaver) January 26, 2017
— Evan O'Connell (@evanoconnell) January 26, 2017
Many have speculated that the tweet could actually be one of Spicer’s private passwords, however, we don’t know that for sure. It’s unlikely he would be entering his Twitter password, since he was already logged in and able to tweet, but there’s no way to know what kind of apps or other software Sec. Spicer uses to manage his Twitter account or if this was just an unfortunate case of pocket tweeting.
Wondering how you can create the perfect password? Click on this link to make sure your accounts are safe. Plus, we’ve also written about proven formulas for creating hack-proof passwords. And finally, try not to tweet it out to the world.