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David Petraeus & Paula Broadwell’s Al-Qaeda Email Trick Only Made Them Easier To Catch

General David Petraeus may have made a career of keeping secrets, but the ones that pertain to him just keep on leaking. The latest spilt info on the affair between the former CIA Director and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, show how exactly the twosome kept in touch via email.

Hint: It’s a trick used by both al-Qaeda and Don Cheadle. I know, this story really does keep on getting weirder.

Apparently, Broadwell and Petraeus set up a joint email accountthat they never actually sent emails to. They would just save unsent messages to one another in a “Drafts” folder, and then the “recipient” could just log on and read what was written. Pretty clever, huh? Actually, this technique is so clever that it’s been used by al-Qaeda. (And, also, in the 2008 movie Traitor starring Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce.) Didn’t fool the FBI, though. Read more…

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