Unsecured ‘Clinton Email Server’ Wi-Fi network appeared at Austin Trump rally

Someone at Donald Trump’s rally in Austin on Tuesday decided to have a little fun with the Wi-Fi networks.

Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Travis County Exposition Center Tuesday August 23, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Travis County Exposition Center Tuesday August 23, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Among the many Wi-Fi signals that popped as available for connection during the Republican presidential candidate’s rally at the Travis County Exposition Center, one stood out: an unsecured network titled “Clinton Email Server.”

The joke is a stab at the ongoing email controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton. Rally attendees quickly took notice and began sharing the posts around social media — even Donald Trump Jr. tweeted about it.

It’s unknown who created the Wi-Fi network and Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino Jr. said he did not recommend attendees use it.

A few American-Statesman staff members who attended the rally tried their hand at connecting to the unsecured server but either couldn’t or said it was too weak.

The mystery lives on, for now.

 

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