MAKE AMERICA 2003 AGAIN: TRUMP E-MAIL SERVERS PROTECTED BY OUTDATED SECURITY

 

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E-mail security has been the Achilles’ heel of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election cycle.  Clinton has been hounded about her use of a private e-mail server while serving as Secretary of State and WikiLeaks has published troves of hacked personal and staffer e-mails. 

Republican nominee Donald J. Trump hasn’t held back attacks against his political rival. He has bashed Clinton at debates over her private e-mails. Trump has also criticized the Justice Department for not bringing charges against Clinton for the e-mails.

But, Trump may not have had up-to-date security on his e-mails. According to cybersecurity researcher Kevin Beaumont, Trump’s corporate e-mail servers run on Windows 2003. Microsoft no-longer supports Windows 2003 and doesn’t patch security glitches. Additionally, Trump’s e-mails only use single-factor authentication.

Trump has run into cybersecurity issues in the past. According to MacKeeper Security Researcher Chris Vickery, Trump’s official website had been leaking information online. Trump’s team had misconfigured the setting on their Amazon S3 server, exposing resumes of applicants which contained sensitive personal information, including name, work history, phone number and e-mail address. 

The oft-beleaguered Republican nominee may want to update his information technology infrastructure before his e-mails leak online. 

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