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  • Julian Assange caught in one lie about Podesta emails.

    http://www.politifact.com/punditfact...s-password-la/

    The first person to say that Podesta’s email password was "password" was Julian Assange, whose website WikiLeaks published the emails stolen from Podesta.

    "We published several Podesta emails, which show Podesta responding to a phishing email," Assange said on Fox Jan. 3. "Now, how did they respond? Podesta gave out that his password was the word ‘password.’ "

    "So this is something a 14-year-old kid could have hacked," Assange added.
    Fox News of course picked this up.

    However we know for a FACT that is a lie. Out right lie. Why? Mr Podesta used Google Gmail, that was the account that was hacked. Google does NOT allow 'password' as a password on Gmail.

    Further, Podesta was using a Gmail account, and Google doesn’t allow users to make their passwords "password."

    Go try for yourself. We did:
    https://support.google.com/mail/answer/41078?hl=en

    Keep in mind, you won’t be able to reuse a password from the past year. We’ve also blocked some passwords that are easy to guess, like “12345678.”
    “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
    “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
    Of cabbages—and kings—
    And why the sea is boiling hot—
    And whether pigs have wings.”
    ― Lewis Carroll

  • #2
    Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
    http://www.politifact.com/punditfact...s-password-la/



    Fox News of course picked this up.

    However we know for a FACT that is a lie. Out right lie. Why? Mr Podesta used Google Gmail, that was the account that was hacked. Google does NOT allow 'password' as a password on Gmail.



    https://support.google.com/mail/answer/41078?hl=en
    Podesta's login password for his Windows 8 PC was [email protected]...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
      Podesta's login password for his Windows 8 PC was [email protected]...
      Which has nothing to do with access to Gmail... which is ware his emails were retrieved from. PLUS that was for his NEW computer and the email was relaying what the password was. Nothing strange about that for a new computer.

      Besides Assange is NOT talking about his widows 8 password.

      "We published several Podesta emails, which show Podesta responding to a phishing email," Assange said on Fox Jan. 3. "Now, how did they respond? Podesta gave out that his password was the word ‘password.’ "
      The phishing email was for his Gmail, so Assange is flat out lying when he states it was 'password'.

      Assange has no ground to stand one for statements about his emails.
      “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
      “To talk of many things:
      Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
      Of cabbages—and kings—
      And why the sea is boiling hot—
      And whether pigs have wings.”
      ― Lewis Carroll

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
        Which has nothing to do with access to Gmail... which is ware his emails were retrieved from. PLUS that was for his NEW computer and the email was relaying what the password was. Nothing strange about that for a new computer.

        Besides Assange is NOT talking about his widows 8 password.



        The phishing email was for his Gmail, so Assange is flat out lying when he states it was 'password'.

        Assange has no ground to stand one for statements about his emails.
        Assange's quip in an interview confused his PC and gmail passwords? So what? Do you think he read and memorized all of the 1,000's of emails he obtained?

        It's a funny anecdote... Even if inaccurate.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
          Assange's quip in an interview confused his PC and gmail passwords? So what? Do you think he read and memorized all of the 1,000's of emails he obtained?

          It's a funny anecdote... Even if inaccurate.
          His PC password was only password while it was new. His help desk was telling him his first use password.

          Meanwhile Assange made a clear statement which you are now fudging.
          “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
          “To talk of many things:
          Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
          Of cabbages—and kings—
          And why the sea is boiling hot—
          And whether pigs have wings.”
          ― Lewis Carroll

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
            His PC password was only password while it was new. His help desk was telling him his first use password.

            Meanwhile Assange made a clear statement which you are now fudging.
            Fudging what? The anecdote about Podesta's password was funny. Assange was mistaken when his said it was his gmail password.

            The [email protected] email itself was real... And kind of funny too.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
              Fudging what? The anecdote about Podesta's password was funny. Assange was mistaken when his said it was his gmail password.

              The [email protected] email itself was real... And kind of funny too.
              Ah so when he says it, just a mistake, not a lie. got it.

              The [email protected] email is quite common for a new PC, nothing unusual nor funny .
              “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
              “To talk of many things:
              Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
              Of cabbages—and kings—
              And why the sea is boiling hot—
              And whether pigs have wings.”
              ― Lewis Carroll

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                ...
                It's a funny anecdote... Even if inaccurate.
                Fairly typical of what one would call Fake News, eh?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                  Ah so when he says it, just a mistake, not a lie. got it.

                  The [email protected] email is quite common for a new PC, nothing unusual nor funny .
                  It could be a lie... But, since he made the emails available to the public and none of them specifically listed Podesta's gmail password, I tend to think he was mistaken... Although, he might have been lying because the story is a lot funnier the way he told it.

                  I laugh at IT stuff very easily.
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                  • #10
                    Who cares who hacked the guy? Its obvious Podesta was not security conscious, had an easily hacked system, and that the e-mails obtained by hackers were true. Now, if his system was very secure, he had been using a difficult to hack set of passwords, and then got hacked I'd be more concerned.

                    Of note is that the FBI offered to look over the DNC's, etc., servers for security but were rebuffed... Most likely because the DNC, etc., knew there were tons of incriminating e-mails on those servers and didn't want to risk exposure... Which happened anyway...

                    The DNC was it's own worst enemy. If they weren't doing squirrelly stuff with regard to the election, none of this would have happened and it wouldn't matter now. What I see going on is the Democrats have stirred up a tempest in a teapot over being exposed as a party willing to use any means to win elections, including questionable and illegal means, and this is just a deflection from that reality.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post
                      Fairly typical of what one would call Fake News, eh?
                      "Fake but accurate."
                      --Dan Rather

                      "Funny but inaccurate."
                      --Julian Assange

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