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Is this trick really possible?


Bald Eagle

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I've just finished reading a spy thriller book in which the spies passed on messages using Google Gmail. To stop the message being read by the Feds they wrote the message then saved it as a draft. They then logged off. Their mate, another spy, then logged onto the same account and read the draft. No sending of emails so not readable or traceable by the Feds.

Would this work?

BE

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wiz-king

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Your fellow conspirator would need your log-in to Gmail. PS you could also do a Word doc and type in white and no one will see it.

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Chronos the 2nd

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Very easy and I believed is used quite frequently by all sorts of people.

As long as you both know the log in details of the account.

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Bald Eagle

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Thanks for that. Thought it might have been a bit of poetic licence!

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fourm member

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Isn't this the way that American general communicated with his bit on the side?

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Mr Mistoffelees

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I strongly suspect that the Feds are both well aware of this trick and how to deal with it.

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spuds

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I suppose anything is possible when the same minded people are working together?.

I don't know why, but when I read this post, I immediately thought about Navajo Indian's and how the American government and forces used them as 'code talkers' or 'wind whisperers' between 1942 and 1945.

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sunnystaines

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its moved on from the real message in white text on white background under a duff message in black text.

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