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posted by janrinok on Wednesday March 04 2015, @12:07PM   Printer-friendly
from the one-rule-for-them dept.

The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials. She may have violated federal requirements that officials' correspondence be retained as part of the agency's record.

Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act. "It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business," said attorney Jason R. Baron. A spokesman for Clinton defended her use of the personal email account and said she has been complying with the "letter and spirit of the rules."

 
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  • (Score: 2) by Fnord666 on Wednesday March 04 2015, @04:58PM

    by Fnord666 (652) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday March 04 2015, @04:58PM (#153132) Homepage

    You implied the security of the system. The security of Yahoo wasn't at fault. The lack of choosing proper challenge/response for Palin was! The real issue is a government official conducting official government business outside of proper government channels.

    I disagree. Yahoo is at fault for

    1. Providing secret security questions that can be answered via commonly known information
    2. Not providing a viable two factor authentication to its users. Something that you know and something else that you know does not count.
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  • (Score: 2) by infodragon on Wednesday March 04 2015, @05:13PM

    by infodragon (3509) on Wednesday March 04 2015, @05:13PM (#153142)

    I agree Yahoo is at fault for those points, and more! However the AC implied yahoo was vulnerable to an exploit that allowed someone unauthorized access to many accounts, Palin's being one. I should have been more clear to begin with.

    Yahoo may have been vulnerable, and someone may have gained access. However if this someone did, it was not made public. The one who made the emails public used publicly available information to compromise one account.

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