Wednesday February 19, 2020

IT expert: Varadkar’s website is open to hacking over lack of basic security

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

17th March, 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been warned that his personal website could be hacked due to its lack of a basic security feature.

A new survey has found that the political websites operated by Varadkar and several of his cabinet ministers lack basic HTTPS encryption, meaning that hackers can view people’s activity on the website.

This potentially allows them to extract personal information that people are entering to sign up for newsletters, such as...

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