Dan Ahdoot

When we think of hackers, we usually think of computer nerds à la Mr. Robot, cybercriminals pilfering billions in ransom, or shadow nation-state actors, but sometimes they’re thirteen-year-olds trying to make a few extra dollars with side hustle. 

Dan Ahdoot is an actor, a comedian, a podcast host and professional foodie who uses his Twitter account to promote stuff. So, panic set in when he saw that it and other accounts were hacked. As it turned out, the culprit was a fan. 

Listen to the episode to find out how Dan learned about password hygiene from an unlikely source, and how you can check to see if your own accounts are similarly at risk of being compromised. 

Also: An argument over anchovies divides the What the Hack team.

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