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"Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago. We Tested It."
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6 days ago by peterjblack
Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida’s coastal waterway. But not for fish. We parked a 17-foot motor boat in a lagoon…
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8 days ago by skinnyj
Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida’s coastal waterway. But not for fish. We parked a 17-foot motor boat in a lagoon…
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8 days ago by hiccup
Photos of Trump and Abe taken by diners on that occasion prompted four Democratic senators to ask the Government Accountability Office to investigate whether electronic communications were secure at Mar-a-Lago. In March, the GAO agreed to open an investigation. Chuck Young, a spokesman for the office, said in an interview that the work was in “the early stages,” and did not offer an estimate for when the report would be completed.
8 days ago by spectrevision
Gizmodo Media Group tests the security at Mar-a-Lago
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8 days ago by jeeves
RT : icymi: and uncover some serious digital security issues at mar-a-lago
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8 days ago by jeremyisweary
Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu, and Julia Angwin, in a joint effort with ProPublica:
<p>Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida’s coastal waterway. But not for fish.

We parked a 17-foot motor boat in a lagoon about 800 feet from the back lawn of the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, and pointed a two-foot wireless antenna that resembled a potato gun toward the club. Within a minute, we spotted three weakly encrypted Wi-Fi networks. We could have hacked them in less than five minutes, but we refrained.

A few days later, we drove through the grounds of the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., with the same antenna and aimed it at the clubhouse. We identified two open Wi-Fi networks that anyone could join without a password. We resisted the temptation.

We also visited two of President Donald Trump’s other family-run retreats, the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and a golf club in Sterling, Va. Our inspections found weak and open Wi-Fi networks, wireless printers without passwords, servers with outdated and vulnerable software, and unencrypted login pages to back-end databases containing sensitive information.

The risks posed by the lax security, experts say, go well beyond simple digital snooping. Sophisticated attackers could take advantage of vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi networks to take over devices like computers or smart phones and use them to record conversations involving anyone on the premises.</p>


They were very careful not to break in to any of the systems. But they also make it very clear that anyone with enough experience could - and might already have.
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8 days ago by charlesarthur
Trump Organization claims best-practices security but was hacked by relative amateurs.
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8 days ago by rtanglao
Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida’s coastal waterway. But not for fish. via Pocket
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8 days ago by drewcaldwell
Amazing journalism from ProPublica and Gizmodo here.
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida’s coastal waterway. But not for fish.
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8 days ago by brokenrhino
RT : . and I went on a trip to some of Trumps hotels and clubs. Here's what we found:
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8 days ago by ryanpitts
Mar-a-Lago’s Wi-Fi networks are so insecure, hackers could conceivably turn connected phones into listening devices
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8 days ago by kmo55
Mar-a-Lago’s Wi-Fi networks are so insecure, hackers could conceivably turn connected phones into listening devices
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8 days ago by Arnte
Mar-a-Lago’s Wi-Fi networks are so insecure, hackers could conceivably turn connected phones into listening devices
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8 days ago by girma
. and I went on a trip to some of Trumps hotels and clubs. Here's what we found:
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8 days ago by shfitz