Assange reveals Podesta’s password was ‘password’

Julian Assange summed up the shakiness of the claim that Russia “hacked the election” when he told Sean Hannity, “A 14-year-old kid could have hacked Podesta that way.”

Not only is it pithy, but it relates to things everyone experiences: our personal vulnerabilities to people other than Russian intelligence and the constant hectoring we all receive to change our passwords frequently and use special characters and numbers in long nonsense sequences.

The “intelligence community” seems to be staking its reputation on Podesta’s email becoming public being the work of super-hackers in Moscow.  C’mon – that nerdy, maladjusted kid down the block could have done it. 

Needless to say:

Julian Assange summed up the shakiness of the claim that Russia “hacked the election” when he told Sean Hannity, “A 14-year-old kid could have hacked Podesta that way.”

Not only is it pithy, but it relates to things everyone experiences: our personal vulnerabilities to people other than Russian intelligence and the constant hectoring we all receive to change our passwords frequently and use special characters and numbers in long nonsense sequences.

The “intelligence community” seems to be staking its reputation on Podesta’s email becoming public being the work of super-hackers in Moscow.  C’mon – that nerdy, maladjusted kid down the block could have done it. 

Needless to say:

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