“Which normal device Trump has been using up to this point is something of a mystery. His tweets have been posted from Twitter apps for both iPhone and Android. Last October, the New York Times reported he used a Samsung Galaxy,” Bernstein and Frenkel report. “And a text analysis of Trump’s tweets in August by the data scientist David Robinson found that Trump tweets from an iPhone were likely written by his staff, while tweets from the Android were likely written by Trump himself.”“If Trump is indeed using an Android device, he’s using a phone that the cybersecurity world broadly regards as significantly less secure than the iPhone or iPad,” Bernstein and Frenkel report. “‘Securing Android devices is very difficult,’ said Jeff Zacuto, mobile security evangelist at Check Point, a security firm. “It is a highly vulnerable operating system, and if you don’t have a solution on that device to detect an advance attack you might not know that its happening… God forbid he messages or emails someone from that device.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: We assume President-elect Trump will soon get a specialized device, secured by the NSA (if he hasn’t already), but (if he hasn’t) he should for now certainly dump the notoriously insecure fragmandroid devices immediately and stick to Apple’s much more secure iPhones running the latest iOS version.
Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc. Eric Schmidt’s cozy relationships with Trump’s political opponents should be more than enough reason alone to deep-six the consumer-grade Android crap.
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