Skip Nav
If You Try to Figure Out the Mistake in This Math Problem, It'll Make You Go Crazy
Digital Life
6- and 7-Year-Olds Couldn't Solve This Math Test Question, and We're Not Surprised
Here's Another Harry Potter Detail We Can't Believe We Never Noticed Before

Suspected Palin Email Hacker Indictment-Free

If Sarah Palin Read geeksugar, She May Have Known Better

I can't tell you enough how important email and online security is! I've been a little obsessed with the recent Sarah Palin email hacking scandal, but have put off saying much about it — until now. The suspected hacker — a 20-year old University of Tennessee student, and son of state representative Mike Kernell — was seen in front of the Grand Jury on Tuesday, and was let go without an indictment. Although there aren't many details as to what was or was not found, I suspect that the search for the real hacker continues.

Although hacking into anyone's personal account is a violation of the law and should be prosecuted accordingly, what really makes me uncomfortable is knowing how easy it was for the hacker to break into her account! Just by guessing a few password reset questions and some research on Wikipedia, they were in. I've talked in length about protecting your log-ins, but it's only a few security questions that separate hackers from your personal email when a password reset has been requested. Be diligent in keeping those questions and passwords hard to guess, and you won't have to worry about your emails displayed on the web, or your identity being stolen!


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
Here is my issue with what happened... why was she even using a free service like Yahoo to receive work emails. You mean to tell me that there isnt an email address that she can use?
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it's really scary to think that some random person could hack into a personal email account, but i guess that does teach us to be a bit smarter about things right? i wonder who the REAL hacker was if they didn't indit the kid. hmm...i also wonder what that did to the reputation of the father who's also in politics. they should all know better don't you think?
Sarah Palin's Family Fight in Alaska
Tech Terror: Hackers, Viruses and Bugs, Oh My
The Email Tool That Tells You If You Sound Like a Jerk
Bristol Palin Is Engaged to Dakota Meyer | Pictures
What to Do When Others Post Photos of Your Kids
A Simple Trick For Remembering All of Your Passwords
Email Etiquette Tips
Harry Styles Talking About Manchester Attack at Concert
Lululemon Enlite Bra Review
Meghan McCain on Hillary Clinton in New Book
From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds