Donald Trump’s Website Had a Fun Little Glitch You Could Use to Say Anything You Want
Online pranksters have found out that it was surprisingly easy to mess around with Donald Trump‘s campaign website.
As Election Day continues to dominate the political consciousness, Twitter users found some levity in the form of some very… unusual statements that looked like they came from the Trump campaign. It may have looked like the site was hacked, but there was a URL with a quirk that can be exploited very easily.
The glitch worked by typing the URL: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/archive/. After that, if you typed in additional words and separate them with %20, they appeared on the site’s main banner once you hit “enter.”
Twitter already found out about it, so naturally, people had fun:
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) November 8, 2016
— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) November 8, 2016
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) November 8, 2016
It's ridiculously easy to 'hack' Donald Trump's website: pic.twitter.com/KZMIL3y6Qn
— Austin Powell (@_AustinPowell) November 8, 2016
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) November 8, 2016
— Mandy Turner (@mandini76) November 8, 2016
Important breaking news https://t.co/Tp8ZIwc9te
— Jordan Weissmann (@JHWeissmann) November 8, 2016
LMAO. Trump's official website has a glaring XSS vulnerability. You can write in any text to the header. 👌 pic.twitter.com/Ef6oRBKTYB
— Izzy Galvez (@iglvzx) November 8, 2016
How to make Donald Trump’s website say whatever you want https://t.co/SaRjwCT6Iu
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) November 8, 2016
And the one that captures how we all feel:
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) November 8, 2016
As of this posting, the glitch appears to have been fixed.
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