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#1 Taliban accidentally CCs everybody on its mailing list11-18-2012, 02:14 AM
Posted By Uri Friedman Friday, November 16, 2012 - 1:10 PM Share
Living in fear of "replying all" to your company-wide emails? Hey, it could be worse. ABC News reports:
In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference. He publicly CC'd the names of everyone on his mailing list.
The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a press release he received from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid's email to the full Taliban mailing list, but rather than using the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private, Ahmedi made the addresses public.
Somebody will get the axe for this!
11-20-2012, 11:54 AM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
11-20-2012, 12:24 PM
Heh. Deep inside NSA HQ...
1. Highlight cc list.
3. Open HighPriorityTargetList.docx.
5. Send as attachment to cia.gov.
11-20-2012, 12:36 PM
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I'm not much of a geek.
But, with a high budget and the help of software engineers wouldn't it be possible to backtrack and get into the originator's computer? Seems like if we know who the PR person is we could hack in a look around.
After all, I reason, we accuse the Chinese of roaming around our secure websites. What prevents us from doing the same?
Come to think of it, we may have already done that. Maybe we have told the computer to make a CC whenever the operator selects BCC....................BHAHAHAHA
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