“Nobody gets hacked” – How about the presidential candidates´ apps?
President Trump recently declared at one of his campaign rallies that “Nobody gets hacked. To get hacked you need somebody with 197 IQ and he needs about 15 per cent of your password”.
“Nobody gets hacked. To get hacked you need somebody with 197 IQ and he needs about 15 percent of your password.”pic.twitter.com/6aR8yU2MVgMartin (@mshelton) October 19, 2020
To show just how wrong he is, we’ve put together a video showing exactly how easy it is to fall victim to even the most basic cyberattacks, using none other than Trump’s official election app as an example.
After an investigation, we found that both Trump’s and Biden’s election apps are vulnerable to StrandHogg, a well-known and critical Android vulnerability that allows hackers to easily hijack apps and overlay fake screens which can depict anything the attacker wants, including screens that ask the user to hand over sensitive information, such as usernames and passwords.
In our video below, we have overlaid fake screens – one on Trump’s app, calling on users to donate to the Biden campaign, and one on the Biden app, showing him in a MAGA hat, urging users to vote for Trump, showing precisely how easily these apps can be manipulated to trick unsuspecting users.
So, sorry Mr President, not only are you wrong, you’re an easy target!