Enlarge / President Trump’s official Twitter account—and those of other key administration members—are not as secure as they could be.

And Trump may be breaking the law every time he deletes a tweet for a typo. (credit: Saul Loeb/Getty Images)
If you’ve followed Ars over the last year, you’re likely aware of the potential for scandal with government officials misusing outside e-mail systems.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was politically damaged by inquiries into her use of a private e-mail server and a personal BlackBerry device for official business.

And President George W.

Bush’s Chief of Staff Karl Rove resigned partly because of a scandal that arose over the deletion of over two million White House e-mails on a private server run by the Republican Party.
With that sort of history—and particularly after President Donald Trump’s campaign frequently used Clinton’s e-mail woes against her last fall—one might imagine the White House and Republican Party would be eager to show they know how to do IT security properly.

But early on, it seems like such assumptions may be quite wrong.
In addition to a New York Times report that President Trump still is using his unsecured Android phone to continue posting missives to Twitter, Newsweek claims that members of the White House staff are using e-mail accounts hosted by the Republican National Committee through its rnchq.org mail server.

And it appears that Press Secretary Sean Spicer has at least twice so far posted his password to his official White House Twitter account.
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