Sep 17 2008
I don’t expect a Governor to be internet-savvy, but this is ridiculous: Palin’s Yahoo inbox was compromised and the entire contents were uploaded to Wikileaks.org. There’s accusations that she was using this email address to bypass transparency laws included in the Wikileaks story and the sample email given is a good example of this. If this really is Governor Palin’s mailbox that is.
So we’ve got a Presidential candidate who admits to not knowing enough about computers to send an email, and a Vice-Presidential candidate who doesn’t know enough about security to keep her own mailbox safe. This does not bode well for the future of computing in the US. If this is real, the Democrats are going to be all over it.
Update: Wired has verified at least one of the emails on the Wikileaks site.