America Computers Cyber Attacks

Security experts say’s Trump cybersecurity advisor Rudy Giuliani’s website is Vulnerable

Mayor Rudy Giuliani (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The USA have been facing cber attacks just recently, Due to this Trump’s decision to select a cyber security advisor is a very crucial one. On that note

Donald Trump has appointed Rudy Giuliani as his cybersecurity advisor, prompting security experts to cast a critical eye over his consulting firm’s website — and they’re not impressed.

Giuliani’s site is littered with security problems and outdated software, they say, making it extremely vulnerable to hacking.

Since the end of his term as New York City mayor in 2001, Giuliani has — among other things — done security consultancy for various clients. A stalwart Donald Trump supporter, he was originally angling for the position of Secretary of State — but was ultimately appointed cybersecurity advisor for the President-elect, tasked with putting together a team experts in the field.

But some experts are finding his consultancy site, giulianisecurity.com, lacking on the security front. It runs a version of Joomla! (a content management system) that is four years out of date and plagued with security flaws, according to Phobos group founder Dan Tetler.

“Giuliani is running a version of PHP that was released in 2013, and a version of Joomla that was released around 2012,” Threat Intelligence director Ty Miller told The Register.

“Using the version information, within minutes we were able to identify a combined list of 41 publicly known vulnerabilities and 19 publicly available exploits. Depending upon the configuration of the website, these exploits may or may not work, but is an indication that Giuliani’s security needs to be taken up a level.”

It also has an expired SSL certificate — essentially the thing that proves to your computer that the website is who it says it is — leaving it vulnerable to being impersonated.Robert Graham, of Errata Security, points out on his blog that it’s possible that the site isn’t being directly run by Giuliani or his team, however. “But here’s the deal: it’s not his website,” he wrote on his blog. “He just contracted with some generic web designer to put up a simple page with just some basic content. It’s there only because people expect if you have a business, you also have a website.”

Remember just recently Trump made a comment that they are going to hit back on Russia since, the USA have the finest of IT minds.Now lets look at it from this point, How can Trump choose a Cyber security expert with a vulnerable online platforms?

 

 

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