Revealed: You can easily 'hack' into Trump website yourself
The quirk caused much amusement online as people rushed to put their own stamp on Trump’s website before the end of one of the most controversial presidential campaigns in US history.
And they certainly didn’t hold back when it came to their feelings about the presidential hopeful.
This is legit an unedited screenshot if Trump's site. Hilarious. Must be hacked? pic.twitter.com/WhuZqBJ88M— Jed Whitaker 🍆💦🍑 (@Jed05) November 8, 2016
lmao someone hacked trump's web site and now it says this pic.twitter.com/BUspvcsZmU— cyber problem box (@vogon) November 8, 2016
The changes to Trump’s website sparked panic with some media outlets, including the BBC, rushing to believe the site had actually been hacked.
A number of Twitter users however were quick to point out that the site was not actually hacked but merely badly designed.
Update: Not hacked. You can put anything you like in the URL and it shows up on the Trump site. pic.twitter.com/nd2dB4ME0s— Luke Appleby (@lukeappleby) November 8, 2016
The ‘hacks’ were carried out by simply typing the words you wanted to show in the header space into the URL.
Unfortunately those late to the game will be disappointed: It appears the flaw has since been rectified by Trump’s technical team.