Nov 27 2008

Sarah Palin’s Webmail Hacked

Category: SecurityTeknovis @ 9:11 pm

Sarah Palin’s webmail account was hacked during the US election campaign, according to Palin webmail ‘hack’ trial delayed. The interesting thing about this is that the attacker correctly answered the “secret question” that is used when the user forgets his/her password. The attacker, who is a University of Tennessee student, successfully found the correct answer to Sarah Palin’s secret question using Google :)

I think that the conditions of the attackers bail are slight humorous:

The University of Tennessee student remains free on bail with restriction that prohibit his use of a computer except for the purposes of internet email and college coursework.

Should his use of Internet email not be restricted to his own email accounts?

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