While “President Obama has declared that the “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation” and that “America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity.”“, the White House is failing to take a basic security measure with their website. If you visit the website with our Drupal Version Check extension installed in your web browser (available for Chrome and Firefox) you will see that they are running an outdated version of Drupal:
Further checking shows that the website is running Drupal 6.26 or 6.27, so the White House failed to apply one or two security updates. Keeping software up to date is one the basic steps and easier steps when it comes to cybersecurity and the White House is failing at that.
Updating between versions of Drupal 7 is relatively easy, so there isn’t any excuse for an organization with its resources to not be able to keep it up to date.