Hawaii governor couldn’t tweet missile false alarm because he forgot password

More than a week ago, Hawaiians panicked after someone accidentally sent out an incoming ballistic missile warning. Eventually everyone learned that it was a false alarm, which prompted them to do some private browsing, but the all-clear could have come much sooner if the governor of Hawaii could remember his password.

Gov. David Ige said yesterday that he would have tweeted out that the it was a false alarm earlier than he did, if only he had remembered his password. He learned just two minutes after the alert was pushed to phones that it was false, but didn’t get the word out on Twitter for another 15 minutes because he had some issues logging in.

Ige promised that his password would be changed to 12345 so he’d never forget it again.

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