Password Reminder Questions In Politics   2 comments

I’ve explained before why password reminder questions are horribly, horribly wrong.  Nice to see current events confirmation: Sarah Palin’s “hacked” email account was compromised by someone who had the technical skill to use a…

wait for it…

search engine.

As detailed in the postings, the Palin hack didn’t require any real skill. Instead, the hacker simply reset Palin’s password using her birthdate, ZIP code and information about where she met her spouse — the security question on her Yahoo account, which was answered (Wasilla High) by a simple Google search.

Obviously Google could be misused by terrorists.  We should block it straightaway.


Posted September 18, 2008 by padraic2112 in news, politics, security, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Password Reminder Questions In Politics

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  1. I don’t know about blocking Google altogether…


  2. (laugh) That was a joke. Welcome to the blog!

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