President Trump in fresh trouble over his 'unsecure' Android phone, as senators urge investigation

President Trump in fresh trouble over his 'unsecure' Android phone, as senators urge investigation
After spending the weekend in his Mar-a-Lago estate, or the "Winter White House" as he calls it, President Trump found himself in hot water over the use of his Android phone again, and various other potential security breaches. Apparently, a random guy who paid the $200 000 club membership fee after Trump won the election, found himself present at at a dinner with Trump and the Japanese prime minister, and witnessed the national security scramble that resulted after North Korea shot a rocket in defiance of UN resolutions. 

Aides brought some documents, Donald Trump examined them on the table at the terrace where the dinner was held, and the staff even used their phones' flashlights to illuminate the bedtime reading - that's what the guy's Facebook postings revealed (subsequently deleted).



In short, a spy's dream scenario, and nothing like the usual presidential briefings and phone calls in a secure room at the White House. Later on, the White House press secretary Sean Spicer clarified that the documents were for arranging a press conference, and the President was briefed on North Korea in a portable secure facility, but the damage was already done. 

Actually, at the pictures that the random club member posted on his Facebook page, Trump can be seen chatting from his old Android phone, which may still be the Galaxy S3 with a thick case that he has been known to use, and apparently kept after the inauguration. A group of senators had already penned a letter to the US Secretary of Defense, claiming that Mr Trump's "old, unsecured Android phone" opens him to potential hacking. 

In there, senators Tom Carper and Claire McCaskill write: "As you know, hackers often target smartphones in an attempt to obtain sensitive, personal information from the user. These reports are very troubling." The thing is, President Trump's secure device apparently has pretty limited functionality, and it is unlikely that he would be able to tweet from it, and we all know how trying to deprive him of Twitter will end. We'll see how it all pans out, but at least a secure Galaxy S4 would be a potential upgrade from the S3 he is said to be accustomed to.

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5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

He should get a blackberry or a blackphone.

8. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

The s3 doesn't get security updates being 4 years old so he should dump it for sure...

10. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

5 years when the s8 comes out actually

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well he should have been given a new phone on his very first day. When Obama was sworn in, they rushed to swap out his phone with something more up to date. What's funny, is the stupid fool is a billionaire and he is using a 4 year old phone. But no one see this. That rather try to call someone else stupid.

27. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

They told him that he has to use the same s4 as Obama that was set up with military grade encryption and limited to only making outward calls. But without access to Twitter, Trump couldn't handle it

142. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

As long as the device is locked down with tight security, it really shouldn't matter which device he gets. TechieXP, a "billionaire using a 4 year old phone" means he has more important things to do than worry about what texting/Twitter device he uses. Not everyone seeks approval by having the newest and greatest device.

50. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"Android phone, which may still be the Galaxy S3" "MAY still be" You’re can't even tell what phone he is using. It may be the s4 he was given.

25. mukrenol

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

So... What is consider a secured phone in the eyes of the US government?

32. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Liberals are running for the hills, so scared of chief Trump! so funny also. What did obozo give you fools? more food stamps. more inner city crime. more debt. less HOPE! stupid is as stupid does I suppose.

36. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

They even put their username into HillaryClinton2020 and believe she still can win despite historic defeat, I can't help but laugh

91. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You need to change your username to "DumbKracker". What did Obama give us? A rescue from the disaster George W. Bush left us. What will Lord Cheetoh give us? $50 tomatoes after he deports or pisses off every Mexican. I don't suppose you'll be volunteering to do the jobs "they took from you" will you? Now go home and get your shinebox.

40. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Iphone arena is part of the FAKE NEWS establishment, just trolling for ratings, nothing more. it all comes back to money.

136. lyndon420

Posts: 6882; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Agreed. They're mainly just copy and paste...not much exclusivity to be found here except for maybe their product reviews.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31606; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Let's hope, this is one step closer to an impeachment and removal from office.

92. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

From your lips to God's ear my brutha.

137. darkkjedii

Posts: 31606; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrrr

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31606; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

These comments are off the hook today LMAOOOOO!

64. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Lol.. Ikr

84. darkkjedii

Posts: 31606; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mannnn lol.

59. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

So I'm using a better phone than the President? Wow I feel slightly special

76. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... WHEN SOME PEOPLE COMMENT ON BLOGS, I WONDER WHICH PLANET THEIR WEEDS COME FROM. NO MATTER YOUR COMMENT, TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT...

79. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I get that. It doesn't mean we have to like it.

97. hungpakto

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

He is using Galaxy S4

111. Eraman

Posts: 164; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

Its time to go back to BlackBerry hahaha

126. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Call someone else stupid. Now the pot call the kettle black. Lol. Of course he should use a secure phone given the position he holds. He should know better given the trouble Hillary had with emails.

128. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Isn't there a secure version of a galaxy s4 but basically only functions as a phone?

132. SailfishOS

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

Maybe he's waiting on some new era 3310... Since it just doesn't feel right to have a smartphone with no internet connection. If i was him i wouldn't give up twitter too.

133. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Ay Phonearena comment section.. where trolls can have multiple accounts and have fun all they want without repercussions..

139. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Seems a lot of comments have been removed, even relevant ones, guess mods are doing 'something' even if you don't get informed if something vanishes which is a bit odd.

138. pt020

Posts: 176; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

The democrats are losers and try everything.

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