), cyber security expert and creator of AmIHackerProof.com. “If you can’t protect your own website by hiring the right team, how can we be assured that you can protect the nation’s networks,” says Evans.
From February 18th to April 2, 2012, AmIHackerProof.com scanned each candidate’s website for vulnerabilities, like a hacker would, to see how secure the top candidates’ websites are against being attacked. We contacted the campaigns prior to the release of this story, so that some of the information we are showing cannot be used by a would-be hacker.
What makes this situation alarming is that each of the candidates solicits donations at their websites, in addition to asking for visitors’ personal email addresses. If a hacker infiltrated any of their websites, he could post phony press releases or access their entire email database and give or sell it to another candidate. A hacker could also insert their own PayPal account information so that donations would go directly to him and not to the campaign.
This is how they rated. (Some of the vulnerabilities have been fixed since the scan.)
“When we saw the report on Rick Santorum we were floored,” says Evans. “There were so many gaps in security that we were in awe. Potentially, in the wrong hands, this type of information could be used to change his standing in the GOP race.”
- http://ricksantorum.com/scripts/ This is a link to the directory that runs the routines on his server. This directory should be protected.
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