Sunday, January 23, 2011

WebMail Hack and Trace

Example: Sept 08 Hacking of Sarah Palin's Yahoo mail for political purposes by the University going son of a democrat who guessed the password and then posted contents of the email account with the changed password on a Internet website. Tracked down by examining logs of an anonymising website, he used, which allows users to surf the Internet without restrictions.

How did it Happen, Who did it and Why?

How was it traced?


Choose strong passwords - add special letters and capitals - e.g if your password was terydx make it Ter!ydx ( Capitalise T, add special character ! and ensure password length is over 6 characters)

Change your secret question if the answer is guessable by a person who can research your history. Write a complicated response, and store it somewhere safe.

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