Anything put on the internet in any shape or form can be read by anyone with just a little knowledge. And is there FOREVER.
The irony - old fashion just talking or sending a letter through snail mail may be the most secure.
tactic of terrorists
spy film Traitor.
CIA Director David Petraeus
It reminds me of a story that occurred in my neck of the woods not too long ago.
Charles Wang, the founder and former CEO of Computer Associates (now known as CA) never used e-mail. He was the mastermind behind a billion dollar fraud that made him a very wealthy man.
Meanwhile, his minions (including Sanjay Kumar) spilled their guts (via e-mail) and were destroyed by the Feds.
US Media to US Citizens: “LOOK! SQUIRREL!!!”
Oh for crying out loud! Thanks General Petraeus.
Everything into and out of a communications pipe it tracked. This has been in place in the corporate world for at least 20 years based on my experience. I was a consultant in a civil case like this waaaay back...
google mail... monitored by the NSA ... every key you click
exactly how does the head of the CIA not understand this?
how can ANYONE become the head of our intelligence organization and have such horrid security practices??
doesn’t smell right
I’m leaning towards setup to keep him from testifying on Benghazi
Patraeus should have heeded the old dictum: Wrong no man — write no woman.
stars may get you women but women will get your stars/ edited from
your badge may get you $%##^ but ^&*%^ will get your badge...advice given to new LEO’s everywhere
I have to give credit that they at least didn’t use MyFace.
Unencrypted on Google’s server, and he was our chief spook??
Okay, plain text in a drop box accessed only through a Tor router might count as a sort of steganography, since no one not privy to its existence and (virtual) location would even think to look for it, but unencrypted on Google’s servers in an account identifiably belonging to one of the principals???
(It’s not like folks having an affair have problems with implementing a key agreement protocol.)
Trying to be anonymous on the Internet is a losers game.
Best you can possibly do is encrypt content with PGP which will raise all sorts of red flags and the sender’s and recipient’s IPs, which can then be used to find names, are still out there.
Best way to communicate would be talking/texting between two throwaway cellphones.
We should not be looking at the man’s personal email. We live in a total surveillance society.
If only he was the only man in Washington to have an affair! Every president did the same thing - even carter with the lust thing. JFK nailed everyone, Ike had his military driver.....etc.
The media makes a a mountain out of this when the real story is Benghazi.
Rather than transmitting emails to the others inbox, they composed at least some messages and instead of transmitting them, left them in a draft folder or in an electronic dropbox, the official said. Then the other person could log onto the same account and read the draft emails there. This avoids creating an email trail that is easier to trace.