Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Trump trades 'unsecure' Android device for shiny new iPhone

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With the leader of the free world privy to all kinds of sensitive information, Trump has been criticized in the past for using an off-the-shelf, unsecured Android phone. While it was originally reported that he’d parted with the phone before his inauguration, it later came to light that the Republican leader still used it to send tweets. With retail phones easily hackable, the President’s reluctance to use a more secure handset scared his colleagues, eventually prompting letters of complaint from members of Congress.


While more secure tech is always advisable, Trump’s hostile attitudes towards Apple in the past make his new choice of phone surprising. With the outspoken tech company often critical of Trump’s administration, he even once called for a boycott of their products. Now, it seems this once-important feud was short-lived. If this tweet is anything to go by, however, it looks like Trump may not have completely abandoned his old device just yet.


Although the President’s new iPhone may be more secure than what he had previously, Trump still remains an increasingly high-risk target for hackers. In a bid to minimize attacks, Obama opted for an incredibly basic locked down ‘play phone‘. Yet with Trump’s brief term already incredibly tweet-heavy, it remains to be seen whether he’d sacrifice his Twitter habit for national security.

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