Palin’s yahoo account compromised…and surprise surprise guess who did it

The big tech news of last week was Sarah Palin’s yahoo email account being compromised.  The attacker used a vulnerability in online authentication systems, the  “I forgot my password” feature. He answered the security questions about Palin like her birth date, maiden name, where she met her husband, etc… While the FBI has not pin pointed the attacker the “hacking” community has done their own research into the matter and have found the attacker to be the son of Democratic Tennessee State Rep. Mike Kernell: David Kernell.  Formal accusations and arrest of Kernell are expected soon.



Computer World Article

This all reminds me of a story back in 2004:

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