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Clinton emails uncrypted for 3 months, AP sues State for access

On the same day that a Venafi TrustNet blog revealed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email went unencrypted for three months, The Hill reported that the Associated Press (AP) was filing a suit against the State Department to obtain the release of Clinton's emails.

The AP has been frustrated by the department's failure to fully respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding the email and other documents.

Clinton has said she used a private email service set up for former President Bill Clinton out of convenience and noted that her email hadn't been breached. After a conducting a digital certificate analysis for, Venafi found during the first three months of Clinton's term “access to the server was not encrypted or authenticated with a digital certificate.” 

Encryption for smartphones, browsers and tablets, enabled in 2009, is valid “through at least 2018.”

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