Report: Clinton now using email server in Alabama

Greg Nash

Hillary Clinton’s private email is now hosted on a Microsoft Exchange 2010 server in a data center in Huntsville, Ala., leading tech blog Ars Technica reported

Clinton has attracted criticism over the last month due to news that she used a personal email address to conduct business during her tenure as secretary of State. 

{mosads}At the time of its launch in early 2009, her mail server was located at Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, N.Y. 

Sometime in 2010, however, her email was moved to the hosted Microsoft Exchange server in Huntsville, Ars Technica found during a probe of Domain Name System (DNS) records. 

The email is enabled for Microsoft Outlook Web access, which could pose a threat to the system’s security. 

“That offers an avenue for attackers to attempt to brute-force their way into mail accounts by guessing passwords,” wrote Ars Technica IT Editor Sean Gallagher.  

“Exchange server offers some policies to block these sorts of password attacks, but using them runs the risk of denying users access at all.” 

It is unclear whether the server has been sufficiently patched to deal with security vulnerabilities. 

“Based on server data, is running on an instance of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Internet Information Server 7.5, both of which have had numerous security vulnerabilities uncovered since this particular server was configured,” Gallagher wrote. 

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