October 22, 2016

ONLY HILLARY WAS SECURE:

How Podesta became a cybersecurity poster child (MARTIN MATISHAK, 10/21/16, Politico)

When John Podesta forgot his Apple iCloud password last spring, he asked an aide to remind him -- so she emailed it to him. And that set the stage for trouble for Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.

First, a WikiLeaks dump last week of Podesta's alleged Gmail messages revealed the password -- "Runner4567" -- to the world. Then someone hijacked Podesta's Twitter account, possibly using the same password, and blasted out the tweet: "I've switched teams. Vote Trump 2015." The next morning, a security researcher found evidence that digital pranksters had used the password to remotely erase all the contents from Podesta's Apple devices.


Posted by at October 22, 2016 9:45 AM

  

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