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Obama campaign seeks Web site security help
Two months after its Web site was hacked by a Hillary Clinton supporter, Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is looking for a network security expert to help lock down the site. The job requirements posted on Barack Obama.com are pretty much what you'd expect in any help-wanted ad for an online security position: VPN and Unix or Linux experience, plus a "deep understanding" of the LAMP stack of open-source software. And, of course, applicants must be willing to "respond off-hours to high-urgency security situations." Some security researchers said that this is the first time they can remember seeing a Web security job advertised by a political campaign. But even if security jobs aren't always advertised openly, online security is a top priority for political campaigns, said Henry Poole, a co-founder of CivicActions LLC. "Maybe it's just an issue of the Obama campaign being more transparent," Poole added. And with much of the money he has raised coming via the Internet, security is arguably more important to Obama than it has been to any of the other presidential candidates.
Originally posted by Zepherian
So, your core argument is because he is working to boost his online security he is weak on security.
Oh shut up.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
So, let me get this straight... You think that because a Hillary Clinton supporter broke the law and hacked Obama's website, that says something about him and his ability to be the president? Interesting theory.
And as regards your title"Obama Weak On Security & Asking For Help", in my opinion, if you're weak on something the VERY smartest thing you can do is ask for help from someone who can help. So, since Obama is NOT a computer security professional, I think the right thing for him to do is ask for help from someone who is.
Originally posted by Alxandro
I'm curious to know just how secure his site was originally, before the proposed beef up.
I have a real problem if he said "Just give me a web site, any old web site will do."
I'll cut the boy some slack