Friday, November 21, 2008

Obama's web team: slow learners

Seems the POTUS-elect's web sites have (surprise!) lousy security:
A cursory look at and MyBarackObama reveal enough amateur mistakes to make even the most ardent supporters wonder just who in the heck is in charge of security.
I think that would be "Blanche DuBois", guys.

But hey, everyone's entitled to one mistake, right? Oh, wait:
Then consider this: If were to be breached by miscreants, it wouldn't be the first time an Obama website has been hacked. As previously reported, the campaigns for both Obama and his Republican rival John McCain were penetrated by sophisticated overseas attackers who stole large amounts of information. You'd think that would have been enough to give the Obama camp religion about the importance of good computer hygiene, but evidently not.
Evidently. It looks like William the Silent works with Obama's flacks, too:
We left messages for Obama's press contacts, but had not received any response by time of publication. We similarly reached out to Blue State Digital, the company that designed the CMS for, but no one was available to speak with us late Wednesday afternoon. At some point, it would be nice to know if the system has been audited by an outside security firm. If anyone gets back to us about that, we'll be sure to update this article.
I'm sure they're getting right on it.

So for a bit of fun, here's a poll for you uber-l33t types. Just like in Obama's home town of Chicago, vote early, and vote often!

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