US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has a new phone. An iPhone.
That would not ordinarily be news, but given the security concerns about the risk of hack attacks on the prolific White House tweeter, the shift is significant.
Cybersecurity specialists say Trump’s decision to transition from his Android device — details of which were never disclosed but which was believed to be an unsecured, older-model Samsung — is positive for security, but doesn’t eliminate risks from hackers.
“I can guarantee the Russians and Chinese will try to figure out an attack,” said John Dickson, a former air force cybersecurity officer who now works for the Texas-based Denim Group consulting firm.
White House social media chief Dan Scavino confirmed the smartphone shift this week.
.@POTUS @realDonaldTrump has been using his new iPhone