Donald Trump is still using his “old, unsecured Android phone”, The New York Times reported.
Trump told the the Times that the White House has the “most beautiful phones I’ve ever used in my life.” “The world’s most secure system,” the president added. “The words just explode in the air.”
Previously, it was reported that Trump president had given up his personal phone at the advice of security agencies. He was given a “secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service.”
“Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania, went back to New York on Sunday night with their 10-year-old son, Barron, and so Mr. Trump has the television — and his old, unsecured Android phone, to the protests of some of his aides — to keep him company. That was the case after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, when Mr. Trump appeared to be reacting to Bill O’Reilly’s show on Fox News, which was airing a feature on crime in Chicago,” according to the Times’ story about how President Trump is spending his time in the White House.
Cyber security experts say that Trump’s use of his personal cellphone for tweeting poses a serious national security risk.
According to a report from Recode, hackers could “use keylogging software to see what Trump is typing before the tweet sends”. The report suggests that Trump should not use a smartphone that is connected to the internet.
According to reports, Trump uses a Samsung Galaxy phone to tweet.