THIS HAS BEEN the week of Twitter hacks, from Mark Zuckerberg to a trove of millions of passwords dumped online to, most recently, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson.
In Zuckerberg’s case, it seems he was guilty of using a terrible password across multiple accounts, specifically a kind of adorable but way too simple one: dadada. That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, who spoke to “a person familiar with the matter.” But Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson did not make that common mistake. In fact, he seemed to take every precaution, setting up two-factor authentication—as we have advocated many times—so that anyone attempting to get into his Twitter account would have to have not only his password but a second code texted to his cell phone.
Well, the hackers got his cell phone, too.
And then they got into his Twitter account…
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