"The cyber" security of Trump's emails isn't that secure

News by Robert Abel

An independent researcher found gaping holes GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's own email servers.

While Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email situation has been used as a popular attack point from her opponent Donald Trump, an independent researcher found gaping holes in the GOP presidential nominee's own email servers.

Independent researcher Kevin Beaumont searched public records and found The Trump Organisation's corporate servers use an unsupported Windows 2003 operating system alongside an old Microsoft server management software called Internet Information Server 6.

Beaumont said in a 17 October tweet the servers are “all internet accessible, single factor auth, no MDM, Win2003, no security patching,” adding he found that the Trump Organisation email system failed to support two-factor authentication, according to The Register.

The Trump campaign responded to Beaumont's claim in a statement to Fortune which didn't mention the outdated software, but said the organisation “deploys best in class firewall and anti-vulnerability technology” and that the infrastructure is “upgraded using current cyber-security best practices.”

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