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October 13, 2015

"Total Amateur Hour" Hillary Left Her Servers Wide Open to Hackers

The Smartest Woman in the World (TM), a continuing series.

Hillary permitted her servers to be accessed remotely. This is usually not allowed even as far as non-secured systems. It's almost never allowed with secured system, and the few times it is allowed, there are serious security measures implemented to try to keep this gigantic security hole somewhat closed.

But Hillary couldn't be assed with that.

The State Department outlawed remotely-controlled devices in 2012 because of Reasons Which Should Be Obvious Even to Hillary Clinton.

Clinton's server, which handled her personal and State Department correspondence, appeared to allow users to connect openly over the Internet to control it remotely, according to detailed records compiled in 2012. Experts said the Microsoft remote desktop service wasn't intended for such use without additional protective measures, and was the subject of U.S. government and industry warnings at the time over attacks from even low-skilled intruders.

Records show that Clinton additionally operated two more devices on her home network in Chappaqua, New York, that also were directly accessible from the Internet.

...

Hillary spokesman Brian Fellows (actually Fallon, but his credibility is by now on the level of Brian Fellows) said there's no evidence -- no smoking gun, maybe -- that the server actually was breached.

But...

The AP exclusively reviewed numerous records from an Internet "census" by an anonymous hacker-researcher, who three years ago used unsecured devices to scan hundreds of millions of Internet Protocol addresses for accessible doors, called "ports." Using a computer in Serbia, the hacker scanned Clinton's basement server in Chappaqua at least twice, in August and December 2012. It was unclear whether the hacker was aware the server belonged to Clinton, although it identified itself as providing email services for clintonemail.com. The results are widely available online.

...

"That's total amateur hour," said Marc Maiffret, who has founded two cyber security companies. He said permitting remote-access connections directly over the Internet would be the result of someone choosing convenience over security or failing to understand the risks. "Real enterprise-class security, with teams dedicated to these things, would not do this," he said.

See the first link to Hot Air to watch video of the Morning Joe team shaking their heads at the incompetence.

Hillary seems to have a bad case of the Dunning-Kruger effect.



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