Hillary jokes: My server would have stopped White House hackers

Hillary jokes: My server would have stopped White House hackers

At least Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states California Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden picks Harris as running mate MORE has a sense of humor about the whole personal email controversy.

At a $2,700-a-head fundraiser Monday night, Clinton joked that the White House networks would have repelled its hackers “had they been using my server,” The New York Post reported.


The 2016 Democratic front-runner was at the home of Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs for the event, where she discussed cybersecurity.

The White House and State Department — where Clinton served as secretary from 2009 to 2013 — were both breached last fall by suspected Russian-backed hackers, raising questions about the government’s network security.

Clinton herself came under considerable scrutiny in March when it was discovered she had used her own email server and email address during her time as Secretary of State.

In addition to potentially violating public disclosure laws, Clinton was criticized for not properly protecting potential state secrets from hackers and foreign spies.

Security experts dinged the presidential hopeful for relying on a default, self-signed encryption certificate, instead of one designed for the individual network and issued by a certificate authority.

Most also believe it would not have been possible for any personal server to meet the same security standards as the State Department’s network.