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Topic # 26329 18-Sep-2008 12:58
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The emails have since been published on Wikileaks

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 165533 19-Sep-2008 00:23
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Haha Thats funny. Anon strikes again.
Anyone else notice the /b/ tab in firefox Surprised?

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Master Geek

  Reply # 165703 19-Sep-2008 19:15
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And thats why you dont use Yahoo when your a celeb..


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Reply # 165708 19-Sep-2008 19:48
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Actually nothing to do with Yahoo! really, but social engineering and a bit of research. The person who accssed this account explained how he did it.

First he locked the account by trying to access it a few times with the wrong password. Then the reset system was easy to bypass - for each question he only had to use Wikipedia to find her birth date, and a bit of Google to find the answer to "How you first met your spouse?"... The answer was the high school name.

Nothing really "out of this world" and I would not blame Yahoo! if people use something that is easy to guess or find...

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