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(With analysis thanks to Oddthinking)

Assange seems to refer to this leaked email from Podesta's assistant Eryn Sapp to him, which contained an emailusername and password for him to use. (This was not necessarily for his email account.)

While sending a password through plaintext is bad form in general, it is entirely possible that this was meant to be a temporary password. There is no public evidence that Podesta failed to change his password after he got this email.

On the other hand, the general belief among security and media experts is that Podesta was hacked by a simple, if authentic-looking, phishing email. He was suspicious of the email but his security team incorrectly told him that it was "legitimate."

Phishing is an extremely prevalent hacking technique and is not limited to state actors, which adds weight to Assange's overall argument that Podesta's account could have been easily hacked by anyone. But his claim that Podesta was using an easily guessable password is not actually supported by public email evidence.

(With analysis thanks to Oddthinking)

Assange seems to refer to this leaked email from Podesta's assistant Eryn Sapp to him, which contained an email and password for him to use.

While sending a password through plaintext is bad form in general, it is entirely possible that this was meant to be a temporary password. There is no public evidence that Podesta failed to change his password after he got this email.

On the other hand, the general belief among security and media experts is that Podesta was hacked by a simple, if authentic-looking, phishing email. He was suspicious of the email but his security team incorrectly told him that it was "legitimate."

Phishing is an extremely prevalent hacking technique and is not limited to state actors, which adds weight to Assange's overall argument that Podesta's account could have been easily hacked by anyone. But his claim that Podesta was using an easily guessable password is not actually supported by public email evidence.

(With analysis thanks to Oddthinking)

Assange seems to refer to this leaked email from Podesta's assistant Eryn Sapp to him, which contained an username and password for him to use. (This was not necessarily for his email account.)

While sending a password through plaintext is bad form in general, it is entirely possible that this was meant to be a temporary password. There is no public evidence that Podesta failed to change his password after he got this email.

On the other hand, the general belief among security and media experts is that Podesta was hacked by a simple, if authentic-looking, phishing email. He was suspicious of the email but his security team incorrectly told him that it was "legitimate."

Phishing is an extremely prevalent hacking technique and is not limited to state actors, which adds weight to Assange's overall argument that Podesta's account could have been easily hacked by anyone. But his claim that Podesta was using an easily guessable password is not actually supported by public email evidence.

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(With analysis thanks to Oddthinking)

Assange seems to refer to this leaked email from Podesta's assistant Eryn Sapp to him, which contained an email and password for him to use.

While sending a password through plaintext is bad form in general, it is entirely possible that this was meant to be a temporary password. There is no public evidence that Podesta failed to change his password after he got this email.

On the other hand, the general belief among security and media experts is that Podesta was hacked by a simple, if authentic-looking, phishing email. He was suspicious of the email but his security team incorrectly told him that it was real"legitimate.  "

Phishing is an extremely prevalent hacking technique and is not limited to state actors, which adds weight to Assange's overall argument that Podesta's account could have been easily hacked by anyone. But his claim that Podesta was using an easily guessable password is not actually supported by public email evidence.

(With analysis thanks to Oddthinking)

Assange seems to refer to this leaked email from Podesta's assistant Eryn Sapp to him, which contained an email and password for him to use.

While sending a password through plaintext is bad form in general, it is entirely possible that this was meant to be a temporary password. There is no public evidence that Podesta failed to change his password after he got this email.

On the other hand, the general belief among security and media experts is that Podesta was hacked by a simple, if authentic-looking, phishing email. He was suspicious of the email but his security team incorrectly told him that it was real.  

Phishing is an extremely prevalent hacking technique and is not limited to state actors.

(With analysis thanks to Oddthinking)

Assange seems to refer to this leaked email from Podesta's assistant Eryn Sapp to him, which contained an email and password for him to use.

While sending a password through plaintext is bad form in general, it is entirely possible that this was meant to be a temporary password. There is no public evidence that Podesta failed to change his password after he got this email.

On the other hand, the general belief among security and media experts is that Podesta was hacked by a simple, if authentic-looking, phishing email. He was suspicious of the email but his security team incorrectly told him that it was "legitimate."

Phishing is an extremely prevalent hacking technique and is not limited to state actors, which adds weight to Assange's overall argument that Podesta's account could have been easily hacked by anyone. But his claim that Podesta was using an easily guessable password is not actually supported by public email evidence.

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(With analysis thanks to Oddthinking)

Assange seems to refer to this leaked email from Podesta's assistant Eryn Sapp to him, which contained an email and password for him to use.

While sending a password through plaintext is bad form in general, it is entirely possible that this was meant to be a temporary password. There is no public evidence that Podesta failed to change his password after he got this email.

On the other hand, the general belief among security and media experts is that Podesta was hacked by a simple, if authentic-looking, phishing email. He was suspicious of the email but his security team falsely determinedincorrectly told him that it was real.

Phishing is an extremely prevalent hacking technique and is not limited to state actors.

(With analysis thanks to Oddthinking)

Assange seems to refer to this leaked email from Podesta's assistant Eryn Sapp to him, which contained an email and password for him to use.

While sending a password through plaintext is bad form in general, it is entirely possible that this was meant to be a temporary password. There is no public evidence that Podesta failed to change his password after he got this email.

On the other hand, the general belief among security and media experts is that Podesta was hacked by a simple, if authentic-looking, phishing email. He was suspicious of the email but his security team falsely determined that it was real.

Phishing is an extremely prevalent hacking technique and is not limited to state actors.

(With analysis thanks to Oddthinking)

Assange seems to refer to this leaked email from Podesta's assistant Eryn Sapp to him, which contained an email and password for him to use.

While sending a password through plaintext is bad form in general, it is entirely possible that this was meant to be a temporary password. There is no public evidence that Podesta failed to change his password after he got this email.

On the other hand, the general belief among security and media experts is that Podesta was hacked by a simple, if authentic-looking, phishing email. He was suspicious of the email but his security team incorrectly told him that it was real.

Phishing is an extremely prevalent hacking technique and is not limited to state actors.

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