US President Trump shows a blind eye towards Mobile Security

US President Donald Trump is said to be rebuffing his staff efforts to strengthen security around his phone use, by failing to follow regular security protocols. According to a report published in Politico, the 45th President is said to be using two mobile phones that lack the necessary security features to conceal his communications.

As per the sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, Trump uses an Apple iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy phone variant for his day to day communication needs with his staff, friends, and family members.

A source quotes that as per the regular security protocol, the US president should surrender his phone or communication device/s to his staff every month for security staffers to see whether it had been hacked.

But Donald Trump refuses to do so because it can cause inconvenience to his day to communication needs and Twitter updates.

Thus, Trump’s sloppiness towards mobile security could land him into severe trouble, if in case, his phone gets hijacked by some state-funded actors from Russia or China. The practice could also play a large role in shaping a negative perception among the public which could be used against him in the upcoming polls.

Note 1- Remember, Trump sarcastically poked fun at Hillary Clinton when she disregarded an instruction from the Foreign Affairs Manual directing her to use state department equipment for email communication. This not only landed her into a political controversy but also cost her the national elections held in 2016.

Note 2- Both the smartphones which are being used by Trump have just a bunch of news apps along with the Twitter application loaded onto them. All the bloatware and other means are scraped out from the phone by the security staff of Mr. Trump.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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