Not that I often try to guess people’s passwords or anything (except yours, boyfriend) but when I do, I just ask myself, what would my password be if I were them?
Now what about if you were Kim Jong-Un? Would it be iinventedthecheeseburger2k16? unicornsarereal? This is kind of a fun game, isn’t it? We could go on all night.
One British lad managed to hack North Korea’s version of Facebook pretty quickly after correctly guessing one of Kim Jong-un’s passwords.
The teenager, who has not been named, guessed the logins after studying details of the software used on StarCon.
He used “admin” and the default password “password” to gain access to the site and was able to change adverts.
He told Mirror Online: “I was curious and decided to visit it. The site was created using off the shelf software, so naturally I went to the vendor’s website looking at what features it had.
“I came across a default username and password and thought, ‘why the heck not?’.
“Once I logged in I was able to see the sites statistics, basic user information, site settings and change the site’s adverts.
“I went ahead and changed the adverts saying that I found the login details then changed them to prevent anyone coming in and trying to do anything malicious.”
When asked what his advice to North Korean officials is, he said: “Always test for vulnerabilities before making a site live, and of course, change the default password.”
Well durrrrrrr. Schoolboy error, North Korea.