The headline (which in Daily Mail tradition is typically wordy) reads:
“EXCLUSIVE: National security nightmare of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop containing phone numbers for the Clintons, Secret Service officers and most of the Obama cabinet plus his sex and drug addictions – all secured by the password Hunter02”
It’s the bit about the password which interests me the most. Obviously, if true, “Hunter02” is a very poor choice of password. Particularly for somebody called Hunter.
But what’s bizarre is that there has been a meme all about having “hunter2” as a password, for the best part of 20 years.
Is it possible that somebody is having a joke at the media’s expense, and has duped some non-tech savvy journalists into believing that the son of US Presidential candidate Joe Biden might have used a joke password like “hunter02”?
And if that password makes us raise a doubtful eyebrow, might we be wise to be similarly cautious about other claims made in the article – especially with a contentious US election due to take place tomorrow?