IT official claims the State Department disabling security over Hillary Clinton’s email server laid out a ‘welcome mat’ to hackers
Last Wednesday we learned that the State Department was having trouble receiving emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server back in 2010 and the former Secretary of State was advised to begin using an official government email address to rectify this problem. (This alone disproves the claim that nobody in the government realized Hillary Clinton was not using an official government email account.)
But even while she knew about this problem Hillary Clinton refused to create an official government account which in turn forced the State Department to disable some of its security features on the government’s email server because the top diplomat in the United States put her own interests above the interests of the nation. This in turn throws cold water on the claim that at no time did Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account pose a security risk and oh by the way, Hillary Clinton did not turn over an email related to this issue as required by law, but I digress…
We do not know at this point how long the State Department’s security features were disabled but we do know the agency wrestled with this problem for weeks so we can logically assume the security features were disabled for this same time frame–or at least for majority of this period.
Those of us who are not blindly following the Democratic party in general and Hillary Clinton in particular understand the consequences and implications the former Secretary of State’s decision (of course they also understand it but are trying to minimize it) had on the security of national secrets but now a cybersecurity expert has come out and stated what we all know to be the truth–this decision laid out a “welcome mat” to those who would do our nation harm.
Here is more:
A 2010 decision temporarily disabling State Department security features to accommodate Hillary Clinton’s private server effectively laid out a “welcome mat” for hackers and foreign intelligence services, a leading IT official who oversaw computer security at the Defense Intelligence Agency told Fox News.
“You’re putting not just the Clinton server at risk but the entire Department of State emails at risk,” said Bob Gourley, former chief technology officer (CTO) for the DIA. “When you turn off your defensive mechanisms and you’re connected to the Internet, you’re almost laying out the welcome mat for anyone to intrude and attack and steal your secrets.”
She knew of the dangers and refused to do anything about it; to me this shows arrogance and hubris on the part of the former Secretary of State which I would argue is hard to equal by any other government official.
I am not changing no matter what the circumstances are, just deal with it! That seems to be how Hillary Clinton responded to the crisis and now our secrets may be in the hands of our enemies. And this is all because, in my opinion, she did not want anyone to find out what was going on between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation and I think this disqualifies her from the Presidency.
There are reports that Russia has hacked into the State Department’s emails, and in addition to Guccifer making the same claim Julian Assange is claiming he is sitting on unreleased State secrets. If all this is true we still do not know when they were able to breech the system, but while the security functions were disabled they were certainly provided with a great opportunity to get the information they now claim to have.
Maybe they hacked into the system during another period of time but even if that is the truth others were most likely able to hack into the system once they were given this glorious opportunity and we have no idea at this point who they might be.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium