VIDEO: Mark Zuckerberg’s password choices are dadada-dumb!

Don’t don’t don’t do do do dis dis dis.

DA DA DA DUMB! | Graham Cluley

As we all know by now, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had some of his social networking accounts hacked – quite possibly because he was reusing the same password. It appears that hackers found his password lying amongst the over 100 million credentials stolen from LinkedIn in 2012.

Fortunately for Zuckerberg, his Facebook wasn’t amongst those compromised (although he has had that hacked before).

But it appears that the hoodie-wearing Facebook chief wasn’t just committing the cardinal sin of reusing passwords.

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It appears that he also failed to secure his Twitter, LinkedIn etc accounts with two-step verification – which would probably prevented anyone unauthorised from accessing the accounts even if they had managed to steal his password.

But more even that, it appears that Mark Zuckerberg’s password was extraordinarily dumb:


It beggars belief doesn’t it?

What a dumb f**k.

For my musical response to Zuckerberg’s appalling password, check out my latest video, and if you want me to make more videos please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel.

Oh, and Mark if you’re reading this… here are some helpful links about how you can enable two-step verification (2SV) on a variety of online accounts:

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

3 comments on “VIDEO: Mark Zuckerberg’s password choices are dadada-dumb!”

  1. Mark Z

    Do you use language like this in your speaking engagements?

    1. Gregory Holmes, M.D. · in reply to Mark Z

      It's not inappropriate to quote the phrase "dumb f**k" when it is factually relevant. Click on the link where those words appear in the article and educate yourself.

      1. coyote · in reply to Gregory Holmes, M.D.

        Not to mention it's a direct quotation; even if it wasn't relevant it would be more than fair even if just as a piss take. But given the name they use it's (all of it) almost certainly above their head…

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