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

Screencap: Twitter
Screencap: Twitter

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

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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’ :-)”

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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.

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

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I know the noteworthiness is gone if we assume pocket tweet, but that analysis of the keyboard is weak - he claimed pocket-tweet so we can assume mobile device, which generally default to initial caps. And given the small keyboard size and equal chances of any particular corner being triggered by your body through your pocket lining - no need to look for nearby letters as implied by @x0rz.