When it comes to United States Senate email accounts, you’d think the powers that be would enact a basic security feature that even Yahoo Mail and AOL have down.
Shocker: You would be wrong.
As an April 20 open letter from Oregon Senator Ron Wyden makes clear, Senate email accounts lack the option to enable two-factor authentication. Like, senators can’t turn it on even if they want to.
“As you know, the cybersecurity and foreign intelligence threats directed at Congress are
significant,” wrote Wyden in the letter addressed to two Senate colleagues. “However, the Senate is far behind when it comes to implementing basic cybersecurity practices like two-factor authentication.” Read more…