Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hillary and the private server

So Hillary Clinton had her own private email server set up. As plenty of others already noticed, to run a hardened server takes expertise and maintenance, and this little box would have been easy pickings for the Russians.

However, the State Department networks are such an obvious target that I would be shocked to find that their IT groups were completely free of Chinese/Russian/Israeli agents. Would you be willing to bet that the Italians didn't have somebody snooping on SoS messages too?

Security by obscurity: set up your own server that they don't know about. (Although after the first few messages somebody will figure it out...) It is just lagniappe that the records are under your control and any dicey quid pro quo agreements can be kept out of the public eye.

I wonder how many others do the same.

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