With Donald Trump being in the seat of power, it is not surprising to come across the scare quotes every other day. In fact with every passing day, it is getting harder to be surprised with his every action. The latest mishap comes from a cabinet appointment. The former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is just Giuliani now, was tasked with protecting the nation from both foreign and domestic cyber criminals. But recently it’s Giuliani that got drilled on the risks involved in not following the rules that are actually taught.
According to reports, the founder of Phobos Group Dan Tentler was able to extract “read me” files with the help of a tethered mobile device on an airplane. Tentler stated that these files contain all the information that is required to perform all nefarious things. This kind of security hardly even qualifies as a security and the carelessness by such a top security company is actually shocking. The security of the company’s own website has taken zero time to strengthen its own security.
Following is the screenshot displaying Giuliani’s expired SSL certificate and failure to compel users to a secure connection.
#ONTHEWIRE – Trump selects former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani to oversee effort on cybersecurity.
— JΞSTΞR ✪ ΔCTUAL³³º¹ (@th3j35t3r) 12 January 2017
It would be exciting to check everything by oneself but this website is currently down due to high traffic. It is pretty astonishing for a nation to be led by a cyber-security advisor who seemingly has no knowledge of cyber-security. 2017 is a year where the news is made up and the cabinet’s preferences fail to seem to make an impact.
Via: The Next Web