Top Russian spy ring technology screw-ups

Alleged Russian spies arrested last month in cities around the United States seemed to be lacking in spycraft and in urgent need of some IT expertise

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The most glaring error was leaving the 27-character password to a laptop sitting around on a piece of paper for federal agents to find during a search. It led to cracking the ring's steganography efforts and finding secret messages in Web images.

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