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Well of course

In Just A Day, Hackers Find Holes In Clinton’s “Secure” Private Government Email Server

I mean, come on. WTH were you expecting?

Stirred by the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, a determined band of hackers, IT bloggers, and systems analysts have trained their specialized talents and state-of-the-art software on clintonemail.com, the domain under which Clinton established multiple private email accounts, and uncovered serious lapses in security, according to data shared with Fox News. 

… working with publicly available tools that map network connectivity, experts have established that the last “hop” before the mail server’s Internet Protocol, or IP, address (listed as 64.94.172.146) is Internap’s aggregator in Manhattan (listed as 216.52.95.10).

“This is a very strong indication that the clintonemail.com server is in Manhattan,” the source told Fox News. 

By entering the IP address for the Internap aggregator into existing databases, the experts obtained the exact geolocation coordinates for the aggregator – revealed to be on lower Broadway, at the intersection with Chambers Street, some two blocks north of City Hall. This in turn suggests that the Clinton server itself lies within close proximity – most likely former President Clinton’s Harlem office, and not as far away as the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, N.Y. 

That outside experts could so swiftly unearth such information left them convinced that the server remains, as presently configured, highly “vulnerable” to unauthorized intrusion – even if, as most observers suspect, the server, with so much publicity now attendant on it, is no longer in active use. The hackers further concluded that Clinton’s email operation was likely not much better secured when she was secretary of state. 

Perhaps most concerning, private analysts determined that clintonemail.com has been running an older model of Microsoft Internet Information Services, or IIS – specifically version 7.5, which has been documented to leave users exposed on multiple fronts. The website CVEDetails.com, which bills itself as “the ultimate security vulnerability datasource,” is awash with descriptions of serious security vulnerabilities associated with version 7.5, including “memory corruption,” “password disclosure vulnerability,” and the enabling of “remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.”

The cyberlab technician who discovered the Clintons’ use of version 7.5 marveled at “the vulnerabilities the Clintons are ignoring” in an email to Fox News. “This is a big deal and just the thing real-world hackers look for in a target and will exploit to the max,” the source said. 

“Several of these vulnerabilities have been known since 2010 and yet HRC is running official State comms through it.”

All this plus off the shelf generic encryption, when she could have had the very best the NSA could develop. That is, if her email server as Secretary of State was done officially, properly, and legally. Nope. It’s in Bill’s office in Harlem. I’ve got my fingers crossed hoping it’s not out in the hallway or the waiting room, and at least behind a door or two with a lock. Instead of, you know, guarded by a squad of armed U.S. Marines and a hornet’s nest of sensors and alarms.

Golly, in this day and age, it almost makes you wonder if this was set up as Swiss cheese to begin with, just in case she “needed” to have been hacked at some point in the future. Games within games? I wouldn’t put that past Hillary, would you?

And am I the only one who finds this whole thing just too damn convenient, like all those laptops issued to government flunkies that just happen to get stolen the moment they’re somehow improperly loaded up with millions of citizen’s secure records?

Arrest the wicked witch and take away her ruby shoes!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/12/2015 at 07:07 PM   
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