For a while there, you could vandalize Trump’s website

Gelo Gonzales

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For a while there, you could vandalize Trump’s website
Netizens have some fun editing a page on Trump's website

MANILA, Philippines – The internet had some fun hacking Donald Trump’s website earlier today as a vulnerability allowed anyone to tweak the header of one of its pages. 

The page at the root of the incident is “,” a section that archives Trump’s press releases. By putting in any kind of text after “/archive/”, the page header is changed. 

Some netizens naturally took advantage of the opportunity “almost exclusively mockingly”, according to the site

The same website said that the hack may have been “similar to an XSS issue, where malicious code or a very simple vulnerability allows users to edit the HTML on a page.” XSS or cross-site scripting is a type of computer security vulnerability that allows attackers to inject client-side scripts into web pages viewed by other users. 

In this case, the “attackers” were the ones who vandalized the press release section’s header, injecting it with some humor at the expense of Trump. collected some of these: 

The vulnerability was a minor one but is an example of how the internet can be so quick to exploit one. These posts were made as the US elections were ongoing. –

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Gelo Gonzales

Gelo Gonzales is Rappler’s technology editor. He covers consumer electronics, social media, emerging tech, and video games.