Cybersecurity

How Can a President's E-Mail Get Hacked?

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The morning after a hacker's ultimate crack of Bush family email accounts burst wide open online, revealing self portraits by George W. Bush  as well as details about his father's health, the Secret Service said it was opening an investigation into the apparent infiltration of the private, post-presidency emails for Bushes 41 and 43. While an agency spokesperson would only confirm the beginnings of a second look, the expanding security breakdown raises questions about potentially lax personal-tech protection that may have followed the Bushes in and out of office, even as President Obama's super-secret BlackBerry and iPad get stronger.

Put more simply: How the heck do you hack an ex-president's email these days? And what does the stodgy old AOL account of W.'s sister have to do with this?

Read the entire story at The Atlantic Wire.

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