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Ahead of his inauguration last week, the Secret Service issued Donald Trump with a secure, encrypted device, but he appears to have kept hold of his personal handset.
The President is still tweeting from his old, unsecured Android smartphone, despite fears it could be hacked.
The President has been using his own Android smartphone to tweet while watching TV shows in the White House, despite the “protests of some of his aides”, according to a report in the New York Times.
When Obama first entered office in 2009, he campaigned to keep his BlackBerry, despite security warnings from the Secret Service.
He eventually got his way, but had to settle for a heavily modified handset with limited functionality.
Why President Trump using an unsecured Android would be a very bad idea
Why does it matter that Trump might be using an unsecured smartphone?
According to a report by The New York Times, trump is still using an unsecured Android smartphone, rather than the kind of secure device President Barack Obama begrudgingly used after giving up his locked-down BlackBerry last year.
But it seems like trump is skimping on security where it might matter most: his smartphone.
Because gaining access to the president’s handset could give attackers a means to view anything he has saved on the device.
It’s also unclear if the phone does anything beyond simply allow for Twitter access, or if it’s a fully functional phone.
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