The most on-the-nose political satire of all time continues. One might even call this “extremely careless”:
The security advocacy group Global Cyber Alliance tested the 26 email domains managed by the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and found that only one fully implements a security protocol that verifies the emails as genuinely from the White House. Of the 26 domains, 18 are not in compliance with a Department of Homeland Security directive to implement that protocol.
Why it matters: Imagine the havoc someone could cause sending misinformation from a presidential aide’s account: Such fraudulent messages could be used in phishing campaigns, to spread misinformation to careless reporters, or to embarrass White House employees by sending fake tirades under their names.
Just in time for the James Comey Pompously Self-Righteous Rehabilitation World Tour! To state the obvious:
Every journalist who pretended to believe Republicans who pretended to care about email server management should be ashamed of themselves. https://t.co/ygKp5LVvIH
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 4, 2018
I look forward to the week of wall-to-wall coverage this will surely get from Dean Baquet, who Scout’s Honor was just sincerely convinced that this was an issue of immense public interest and wasn’t trying to prove a dumb point about how tough his political desk could be on the presumptive president-elect or anything.