According to a new report released by Axios, outgoing White House emails aren’t protected by a verification system, which raises the possibility of havoc if misinformation is sent via administration accounts.
The report says the security advocacy group Global Cyber Alliance tested the 26 email domains managed by the Executive Office of the President and found that only one fully implements a security protocol that verifies the emails as genuinely from the White House.
Of the 26 domains,18 aren’t in compliance with a Department of Homeland Security directive to implement that protocol.”
As the report points out, fraudulent messages sent from a presidential aide’s account could be used in phishing campaigns, or to spread misinformation to careless reporters.
It’s truly ironic how Trump’s White House is unable to obtain an email security clearance when the entirety of Trump’s presidential campaign was about Hillary Clinton’s emails. All throughout the 2016 election period, Republicans in Congress obsessed over email security and ran an intense investigation regarding Clinton’s email server.
This issue is outstandingly hypocritical, as many Americans called out the Republican Congress and Trump for constantly antagonizing Clinton:
In the T-RUmpian Era Email data security rules only apply to Obama or HRC. As soon as anything come up with T-RUmp’s system all he has to do is say “but her emails” & all problems are immediately resolved.
— NG Rippel (@ng_rippel) April 4, 2018
Every journalist who pretended to believe Republicans who pretended to care about email server management should be ashamed of themselves. https://t.co/ygKp5LVvIH
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 4, 2018
As a seasoned IT professional, from a data security standpoint I was appalled at Hillary’s use of a private server for official business. As for this revelation, there is no excuse for this sort of security failure at this point beyond gross incompetence.
— helchose (@helchose) April 4, 2018
Hang on! You mean that the #LiarInChief – who still calls the #WomanWhoBeatHim in the popular vote *crooked* is currently guilty of doing the very same thing? Better tell Trey Gaudy and the rest of the reactionary, tax-dollar spending Republican weasel – still time for a hearing.
— Now…everything is ‘exactly’ different (@Bill_Canter) April 4, 2018
Republicans are a sham and Hillary’s email server-in retrospect-is Fake News.
— AllAmericanGirl (@Mama3Cubs) April 4, 2018
Trump and his clan of minions are the worst types of individuals. In this case, Trump is truly the pot calling the kettle black. If there isn’t a huge investigation following their failed security clearance, there will be loads of pissed of Americans that Republicans are going to have to answer to.
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