Portal Brasil tweet with all brazilian government passwords.

Brazilian government accounts passwords posted on Twitter

Brazilian government accounts passwords posted on Twitter

Portal Brasil has just committed a gaffe the size of a streetcar. They went to Twitter and posted, by mistake, a link with all their passwords. From Instagram to Facebook and Gmail. Accounts, even of government figures. The information is from Veja.

It is even more curious the post to which the Google Drive link was attached: A National Force tweet advising that they will stay another 60 days in Rio Grande do Norte.

Aside from the mess up itself, one of the passwords used by Michel Temer’s team is: planaltodotemer2016. Beside, there is a note, in red and box high: “do not change the password ever”.

When realizing the confusion, the team of Portal Brasil erased the post and, now, must be desperate, changing all possible passwords.

Portal Brasil tweet with all brazilian government passwords.

The case became a joke in the very social network where it began, mainly because one of the passwords – ‘planaltodotemer2016’ – was accompanied by the inscription “DO NOT CHANGE THE PASSWORD NEVER” in a very flashy red. Even an account called @SenhasDoTemer was already created on Twitter and someone posted a screenshot of the passwords.

Someone made a screenshot of the passwords of the brazilian government.
Someone made a screenshot of the passwords of the brazilian government.

Just a regular computer user. I write for regular users like me. When we grow up we are taught basic security tips like how to cross the street. But we are not taught how to take care of ourselves online.