There wasn't a wall to prevent people from messing with Donald Trump's website on election day.
Somebody figured out that they could make any words appear on the nominee's official website by exploiting a bug in how it brought up results for his press releases.
By adding text after the backslash of "https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/archive/," the Internet had one last hurrah Tuesday.
Someone Hacked Trump's website in a very subtle way pic.twitter.com/3JNy6xWy7y
— Dusty (@DustinGiebel) November 8, 2016
Many called the exploit "hacking." However, the flaw wasn't a malicious attack and could be chalked up to a coding oversight.
I just learned you can make the Trump site say anything you want it to. pic.twitter.com/F45iuO3oCd
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) November 8, 2016
LMAO. Trump's official website has a glaring XSS vulnerability. You can write in any text to the header. 👌 pic.twitter.com/Ef6oRBKTYB
— Izzy Galvez (@iglvzx) November 8, 2016
This is legit an unedited screenshot if Trump's site. Hilarious. Must be hacked? pic.twitter.com/WhuZqBJ88M
— Jed Whitaker 🍆💦🍑 (@Jed05) November 8, 2016
— Richard Simon Just (@RichardSJust) November 8, 2016
It was fun while it lasted: hours after the "hack" was first discovered, the exploit was fixed and the URL began re-directing to the front page.
A Twitter user pointed out another way to edit Trump's site, but it won't be viewable to anyone else.
Trump site URL might be fixed, but you can't stop good ol' ctrl+shift+i and selecting an element to edit the text. pic.twitter.com/R1mchMTcaq
— PixelPodium (@PixelPodium) November 8, 2016
If you missed out on the website shenanigans, Veto Trump mirrored the website's header and lets users recreate the coding flaw.