FIRST LOOK – “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,” by ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, about a Taliban attack on a remote, vulnerable U.S. Army camp, later abandoned and demolished, that prompted one of the deadliest battles of the Afghanistan war (674-page book out tomorrow from Little, Brown): “By October 3, 2009 [the date of the insurgent attack, in which eight U.S. troops died], President Obama had been commander in chief for eight months, during which period top officials in his White House had been consumed by the politics of their squabbles with the Pentagon, with both the politicians and the Pentagon brass feeding a beast of dysfunction that did not serve U.S. troops with the professionalism and urgency they deserved. The generals … were confused as to precisely what the president wanted them to do in Afghanistan and how he saw this war … “[T]he saga of Combat Outpost Keating illustrates, above all … [Read more...] about VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY — 50 days to fiscal cliff — OBAMA ENLISTS BUSINESS ON CLIFF — WSJ: Petraeus, Broadwell talked sex from pseudonymous Gmail accounts — Ezra Klein may get MSNBC show
Gmail account hacked
For the third time this year, the San Francisco-based company was the victim of a security breach stemming from a simple end-run around its defenses. In the latest case, a hacker guessed the password for an employee's personal e-mail account and worked from there to steal confidential company documents. The techniques used by the attackers highlight the dangers of a broader trend promoted by Google Inc. and others toward storing more data online, instead of on computers under your control. The shift toward doing more over the Web - a practice known as "cloud computing" - means that mistakes employees make in their private lives can do serious damage to their employers, because a single e-mail account can tie the two worlds together. Stealing the password for someone's Gmail account, for example, not only gives the hacker access to that person's personal e-mail, but also to any other Google applications they might use for work, like those used to create spreadsheets or presentations. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Twitter Hacked Through Employee’s E-mail
Last Updated Sep 23, 2008 4:00 PM EDT Today, the be-rollerbladed dynamic duo of Larry and Sergey introduced the new Google phone platform Android to the world by way of the T-Mobile G1. The new 3G phone will cost $179 and data plans will start at an extra $25-$35 a month. While the testers at Gizmodo were impressed with the phone, they pointed out a few flaws, including the fact that you can only access one Gmail account with it. So What do you think? Are you going to hop on the Android bandwagon? Vote now. [poll id=14] … [Read more...] about Business Hacks Poll: Would You Buy an Android Phone?
Last Updated Nov 5, 2008 3:47 PM EST Many Gmail users have a nagging worry in the backs of their minds: What happens to my e-mail if Gmail gets hacked, broken, or accidentally switched off by the janitor? That's the risk, of course, of keeping your mail "in the cloud." Because it's not stored locally, you have no backup in the event of, um, cloud calamity. Enter Gmail Backup, a free tool that downloads all your Gmail mail to your PC, complete with attachments. That not only gives you offline access to your messages, but also provides a local backup. Plus, you can upload mail to another Gmail account, which could prove handy if you're migrating for some reason. Gmail Backup does require you to enable IMAP for your Gmail account, if you haven't already. The Windows version features an easy-to-use graphical interface, but Linux users are stuck with the command line. On the plus side, all versions of Gmail Backup are available free of charge. If you're the least bit concerned about the … [Read more...] about Make a Backup of Your Gmail Account with Gmail Backup (Windows/Linux)
In announcing a possible exit from China last week, Google did not specify how the accounts with its Gmail e-mail service were hacked into or by whom. Information since then has trickled out. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China sent an e-mail Monday to its members warning that reporters in at least two news bureaus in Beijing said their Gmail accounts had been broken into, with their e-mails surreptitiously forwarded to unfamiliar accounts. Although the warning did not name the organizations, one of the accounts belonged to an Associated Press journalist. John Daniszewski, senior managing editor for international news at the news cooperative in New York, deplored the breach and said the AP will be investigating to determine if any vital information was compromised. The foreign correspondents' club asked its members to be vigilant in protecting their e-mail accounts and computers from attack. Google's announcement Tuesday that it might quit the huge Chinese market shocked the … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo New E-mail Hacks Reported in China
Five days after an Anonymous hacker publicly revealed security flaws in U.S. government Twitter accounts, including President Donald Trump’s official @POTUS account, the White House has taken action. Up until this afternoon, the @POTUS Twitter handle was registered to a personal Gmail address, which at one point appeared to be tied to Mr. Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino. Hacker @WauchulaGhost, who became famous in June for hacking into dozens of pro-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Twitter accounts and populating them with gay pride messages, decided to dig into the president’s social media account after hearing Mr. Trump discuss cybersecurity last week. “Of course I had to look at his Twitter account to see if his partial email was exposed,” the hacker told CBS News via direct message on Twitter. “The first time I looked most of the presidential accounts were using Gmail and had partial phone numbers exposed.” It … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Was Donald Trump’s official @POTUS account registered with a Gmail address?
SAN FRANCISCO - Google says computer hackers in China broke into the Gmail accounts of several hundred people, including senior government officials in the U.S. and political activists. Google says all victims have been notified and their accounts have been secured. The attacks announced Wednesday on Google's blog aren't believed to be tied to a more sophisticated assault originating from China in late 2009 and early last year. That intrusion targeted the Google's own security systems and triggered a high-profile battle with China's Communist government over online censorship. The tensions escalated amid reports that the Chinese government had at least an indirect hand in the hacking attacks, a possibility that Google didn't rule out. WikiLeaks: China behind Google hackHack attacks test Google's link to ChinaVideo: How to improve the security of your Gmail account In the latest incident, Google believes Chinese hackers tricked people into sharing their passwords in so-called … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Google: New China-based hack against Gmail
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that Google's allegations of Chinese hacking of its email system are "very serious" and will be investigated by the FBI. Clinton told reporters on Thursday that the Obama administration was disturbed by the charges, which the Internet company says include breaches of email accounts belonging to senior U.S. officials. Earlier Thursday, China denied it supports hacking activities and said it is part of global efforts to combat computer security threats, a day after Google disclosed some of its email users suffered hacking attacks that originated within the country. Google disclosed Wednesday that personal Gmail accounts of several hundred people, including senior U.S. government officials, military personnel and political activists, had been breached. Google traced the origin of the attacks to Jinan, China, the home city of a military vocational school whose computers were linked to an assault 17 months ago on Google's systems. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Clinton: FBI to probe China email hacking claims
Caracas, Venezuela - Over months, Venezuelan TV soap opera writer Leonardo Padron built a Twitter following of about 250,000 people by posting more than a dozen messages a day, many of them skewering President Hugo Chavez. On Aug. 29, Padron issued a typical shot: "Chavez knows of the immense death toll that there is in this country, so why such indifference to the subject of insecurity?" Three days later, however, the tweets picked a new target: Padron himself. "In no way have I contributed to combat racism, discrimination, cultural alienation," one note read. "My soap operas feed these evils in our society." Padron had fallen victim to an unknown hacker or group of hackers who have hijacked the accounts of at least nine well-known Chavez critics, posting curse-filled insults, threats and slogans such as "Long live Chavez." One late-night post called a journalist a homosexual, and another threatened a Chavez opponent: "I'm going after you little by little, Damned Narco." … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Chavez critics find themselves under hack attack
March 2016 This appears to be the phishing email that hacked Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account. Further, The Clinton campaign’s own computer help desk thought it was real email sent by Google, even though the email address had a suspicious “googlemail.com” extension. The John Podesta emails released by WikiLeaks The email, with the subject line “*Someone has your password,*” greeted Podesta, “Hi John” and then said, “Someone just used your password to try to sign into your Google Account [email protected]” Then it offered a time stamp and an IP address in “Location: Ukraine.” “Google stopped this sign-in attempt. You should change your password immediately.” And it then offered a link to change his password. “This is a legitimate email,” Charles Delevan at the HFA help desk wrote to Podesta’s chief of staff, Sara Latham. “John needs … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo The phishing email that hacked the account of John Podesta