Obama’s Amateurish Web Designers Still Leaving Directories Open
Amazingly, even after it was pointed out to them, there are still quite a few wide open directories at the Barack Obama campaign web site; here’s one: Index of /images/afam.
I’m astounded that even after they became aware of numerous open directories and closed them, they didn’t check the entire site to make sure there were no more. But there you have it.
(Hat tip: Clemente.)
UPDATE at 6/9/08 9:51:46 am:
To clarify what this means, allowing directories to be viewed online is, in itself, a major security problem. Not because someone could tamper with the contents (you can’t) but because it reveals an enormous amount of information to potential hackers. This is Web Security 101; and the fact that the Obama designers are so sloppy on such a basic point indicates that there are probably other security problems at the site.