Sep 17 2008

How Sarah Palin’s account got hacked

Published by at 4:32 pm under Government,Hacking

One of the problems with being a public figure is that so much of your information is out there ready to be picked up by anyone.  Well, it turns out that the person claiming to have hacked Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account basically did a little bit of Google-foo and was able to figure out everything he needed to reset her password and pwn the account.  This is good example of why “Where did you go to high school” and “Where did you meet your spouse?” are poor choices for password reset questions. 

Thanks to PortcullisChain for pointing me to the article.  And providing some good comments on the subject.

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  1. […] Network Security Blog » How Sarah Palin’s account got hacked […]

  2. Sethon 19 Sep 2008 at 8:04 am

    In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, rofl: http://tinyurl.com/5l5srb

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