Tough gal Sarah Palin may be able to "field dress" a moose (whatever the hell that means) but when it comes to simple email security, America's favorite frontierswoman appears to be in over her head.
Last week, a computer hacker was able to break into Sarah Palin’s seemingly impenetrable Yahoo! e-mail account and expose documents showing Palin using non-government e-mail to conduct state business. The irony of course is that Palin and her brilliant advisors only thought to use Yahoo, instead of a government email provider, as a way to avoid possible disclosure under Alaska's Open Records Act. Oops.
So what ingenious computer skills did the alleged hacker use to "impersonate" Palin and gain access to her secure, personal email account?
He correctly answered Palin's "secret question" asking where the Alaskan governor met her husband, Todd. Now normally, this type of airtight security system would leave even the most sophisiticated computer expert stumped.
But luckily this hacker had a little help. During her speech at the Republican National Convention, Palin proudly discussed how she and her hubby Todd began dating two decades ago in high school in Wasilla.
"I found out later though more research that they met at high school, so I did variations of that, high, high school, eventually hit on 'Wasilla high'," the suspect explained.
Perhaps someone should tell Miss Palin her idea to change the password for the nation's nuclear codes to "lipstick" may not be as foolproof as she thought.