Former CIA Director Assures Us He Did Not Just Tweet His Password, Reminds Us to Drink Our Ovaltine

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It sure looked like Michael Hayden, the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, accidentally tweeted his password Wednesday morning.


But rest assured, Hayden says he did not just pull a Sean Spicer.

“Certainly not a password. Can you pocket tweet?” Hayden told Gizmodo over email, adding in a follow up: “But, as someone suggested, it does decode to ‘be sure to drink your Ovaltine’ :-)”

Spy dad jokes!

Another top theory has also been disproven—quite scientifically—by the same security researcher who was quick to screenshot the retired four-star general’s inadvertent tweet.


So was it a pocket tweet or six-legged cat? Tell us in the comments below.


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