Kanye West shows world his iPhone passcode during strange meeting with Donald Trump in White House

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    If that wasn’t insecure enough, the passcode itself was the weakest possible one: 000000.

    The revelation came as Kanye attempted to show the president new designs for an improved version of Air Force One. He claimed the pictures showed a hydrogen plane that he would work on with Apple and called the iPlane One – but they actually appeared to be a design concept that has spread around the internet for years.

    1/15 “You are fake news!”

    Then President-elect Trump directed this insult to CNN’s Jim Acosta while refusing him a question at a press conference on January 11 2017. The President-elect’s anger was due to the publishing of unverified memos that implicated Michael Cohen in Russian collusion by Buzzfeed. CNN had reported on a briefing of Obama and Trump on the memos by US intelligence chiefs, but knowing the content to be unverified had not revealed it

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    2/15 “They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth”

    President Trump said this of journalists during a visit to the CIA on the the day following his inauguration. His claim of having the largest crowd of any inauguration ceremony in history had been debunked and he clearly wasn’t happy

    Reuters

    3/15 “Failing New York Times”

    President Trump commonly addresses the New York Times in this way, contrary to its increasing profit margins and expanding global readership. He is pictured here in the midtown Manhattan offices of the paper

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    4/15 “Enemy of the American People”

    President Trump has since repeated the claim that such news outlets are the enemy of the people, often after they break negative stories about him

    5/15 “They have no sources”

    Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 24 2017, President Trump suggested that a Washington Post article with 9 sources was “made up”. The article in question exposed how then National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence over a phone call to a Russian ambassador. That the article was “made up”, while highly doubtful at the time, seems even less likely since Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the same phone call

    Reuters

    6/15 Access denied for major publications

    Protesters gathered outside of the New York Times office after Trump’s White House barred a number of publications from attending a press briefing on February 24 2017. Just hours after the President had again denounced the media, then Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied access to news outlets such as CNN and the New York Times, while permitting Breitbart News, CBS, Fox and others

    AFP/Getty Images

    7/15 “#FNN”

    On July 2 2017, President Trump tweeted an edited clip from his Wrestlemania XXIII appearance in which the CNN logo had been imposed onto the face of his wrestling opponent Vince McMahon. CNN is a common target for President Trump and here he suggests that he is getting the better of the network through his repeated attacks

    8/15 “The most powerful TV show in America”

    On July 27 2017, President Trump quoted a New York Times article about Fox & Friends. The President is known to watch Fox & Friends every morning, often tweeting about matters discussed on the show, leading to speculation over its influence on his outlook and policies

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    9/15 “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write”

    In a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on October 11 2017, President Trump suggested that the press ought not to be allowed their constitutionally secured freedom. He added “people should look into it”, suggesting that he also doesn’t respect the protection of sources. At the time, he was angry at an NBC report claiming that the President had expressed a desire to return the size of the US’ nuclear arsenal to its 1960s height, a claim that he and others in his administration dismissed as fake news

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    10/15 “negative (Fake)”

    In a tweet on 9 May 2018, President Trump conflated negative reporting about him with fake news

    11/15 “I didn’t criticise the Prime Minister”

    In a press conference with the Prime Minister on his visit to Britain, President Trump disputed claims published in the Sun that he had criticised Mrs May’s Brexit strategy

    Reuters

    12/15 “Horrible, horrendous people”

    At a Republican rally in Pennsylvania on August 3 2018, President Trump deemed all journalists in attendance “horrible, horrendous people”. He later denounced the “fake, fake, disgusting news” for falsely reporting that he was late to his meeting with the Queen when visiting Britain

    AFP/Getty

    13/15 Trump’s rhetoric “very close to inciting violence”

    In an interview with the Guardian on 13 August 2018, the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein suggested that President Trump’s attacks on the press are “very close to inciting violence”. Zeid singles out the President’s repeated claim that the fake news (negative coverage) media is the “enemy of the people” as dangerous

    Reuters

    14/15 “anonymous source” = fiction

    President Trump claimed that any report citing anonymous sources is fiction. The protection of sources is a vital matter of press freedom, as without it a potential source’s fear of repercussions could lead them to withhold important information

    15/15 “I would never kill Journalists”

    For any journalists frightened by President Trump’s attacks on the press, perhaps you can take solace in his words from a campaign rally in Grand Rapids on December 21 2015. Responding to remarks over Vladimir Putin’s handling of journalists, Trump stated: “I hate some of these people, but I’d never kill them… I’ll be honest – I would never kill them. Uhhh lets see.. no, I never would”

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    1/15 “You are fake news!”

    Then President-elect Trump directed this insult to CNN’s Jim Acosta while refusing him a question at a press conference on January 11 2017. The President-elect’s anger was due to the publishing of unverified memos that implicated Michael Cohen in Russian collusion by Buzzfeed. CNN had reported on a briefing of Obama and Trump on the memos by US intelligence chiefs, but knowing the content to be unverified had not revealed it

    AFP/Getty

    2/15 “They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth”

    President Trump said this of journalists during a visit to the CIA on the the day following his inauguration. His claim of having the largest crowd of any inauguration ceremony in history had been debunked and he clearly wasn’t happy

    Reuters

    3/15 “Failing New York Times”

    President Trump commonly addresses the New York Times in this way, contrary to its increasing profit margins and expanding global readership. He is pictured here in the midtown Manhattan offices of the paper

    Getty

    4/15 “Enemy of the American People”

    President Trump has since repeated the claim that such news outlets are the enemy of the people, often after they break negative stories about him

    5/15 “They have no sources”

    Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 24 2017, President Trump suggested that a Washington Post article with 9 sources was “made up”. The article in question exposed how then National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence over a phone call to a Russian ambassador. That the article was “made up”, while highly doubtful at the time, seems even less likely since Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the same phone call

    Reuters

    6/15 Access denied for major publications

    Protesters gathered outside of the New York Times office after Trump’s White House barred a number of publications from attending a press briefing on February 24 2017. Just hours after the President had again denounced the media, then Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied access to news outlets such as CNN and the New York Times, while permitting Breitbart News, CBS, Fox and others

    AFP/Getty Images

    7/15 “#FNN”

    On July 2 2017, President Trump tweeted an edited clip from his Wrestlemania XXIII appearance in which the CNN logo had been imposed onto the face of his wrestling opponent Vince McMahon. CNN is a common target for President Trump and here he suggests that he is getting the better of the network through his repeated attacks

    8/15 “The most powerful TV show in America”

    On July 27 2017, President Trump quoted a New York Times article about Fox & Friends. The President is known to watch Fox & Friends every morning, often tweeting about matters discussed on the show, leading to speculation over its influence on his outlook and policies

    Getty Images

    9/15 “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write”

    In a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on October 11 2017, President Trump suggested that the press ought not to be allowed their constitutionally secured freedom. He added “people should look into it”, suggesting that he also doesn’t respect the protection of sources. At the time, he was angry at an NBC report claiming that the President had expressed a desire to return the size of the US’ nuclear arsenal to its 1960s height, a claim that he and others in his administration dismissed as fake news

    AFP/Getty

    10/15 “negative (Fake)”

    In a tweet on 9 May 2018, President Trump conflated negative reporting about him with fake news

    11/15 “I didn’t criticise the Prime Minister”

    In a press conference with the Prime Minister on his visit to Britain, President Trump disputed claims published in the Sun that he had criticised Mrs May’s Brexit strategy

    Reuters

    12/15 “Horrible, horrendous people”

    At a Republican rally in Pennsylvania on August 3 2018, President Trump deemed all journalists in attendance “horrible, horrendous people”. He later denounced the “fake, fake, disgusting news” for falsely reporting that he was late to his meeting with the Queen when visiting Britain

    AFP/Getty

    13/15 Trump’s rhetoric “very close to inciting violence”

    In an interview with the Guardian on 13 August 2018, the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein suggested that President Trump’s attacks on the press are “very close to inciting violence”. Zeid singles out the President’s repeated claim that the fake news (negative coverage) media is the “enemy of the people” as dangerous

    Reuters

    14/15 “anonymous source” = fiction

    President Trump claimed that any report citing anonymous sources is fiction. The protection of sources is a vital matter of press freedom, as without it a potential source’s fear of repercussions could lead them to withhold important information

    15/15 “I would never kill Journalists”

    For any journalists frightened by President Trump’s attacks on the press, perhaps you can take solace in his words from a campaign rally in Grand Rapids on December 21 2015. Responding to remarks over Vladimir Putin’s handling of journalists, Trump stated: “I hate some of these people, but I’d never kill them… I’ll be honest – I would never kill them. Uhhh lets see.. no, I never would”

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    As he was getting that picture up, he appeared to dismiss the prompts to use Face ID, the facial recognition technology built into the latest iPhones. It isn’t clear if he didn’t have that tool set up, or if it simply wasn’t working to let him into the phone.

    Instead, he tried to swipe into the phone and had to input his passcode to open it up. He did so in full view of the world’s TV cameras, which watched as he typed the entirely unsecure passcode into his phone.

    Apple has made a range of improvements to try and improve the security of iPhones in recent years. They include the facial ID technology, which makes it easier to lock and unlock a phone just by looking at it, but also encouraging people to move towards a six rather than four digit passcode, making it much more difficult for people to guess a passcode.

    Despite those improvements, many users continue to set easy passcodes like Kanye’s. As with passwords, people often use the most simple and obvious combination of numbers: often picking things like 1234 or 2580, as well as Kanye’s choice of simply hitting the zero button.

    Apple even encourages its users not to use those kinds of passcodes. If you try and set your passcode to 000000, like Kanye, the phone will pop up with an error message making clear that it is not a secure code – prompting people either to pick something better or to “use anyway”, despite the threat of having all their data accessed.

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