Tuesday October 20, 2020

What the Petraeus scandal says about your e-mail privacy

Here’s a thought that might make even the most conscientious e-mail user nervous: "When the CIA director cannot hide his activities online, what hope is there for the rest of us?" It turns out that your email also contains packets of information called “metadata” or “headers,” which has information about where the message was sent from. That can help investigators corroborate who sent an e-mail, even if it comes from an anonymous account.  More…

Posted by at November 15, 2012
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