Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump says that “no computer is safe” when it comes to keeping information private. He expressed growing skepticism about the overall security of online communications. His administration is likely to use the un-safe internet often for everything from day-to-day planning to international relations.
Trump rarely uses email or computers, despite his frequent tweeting. Websites that aren’t scanned for vulnerabilities like trojans, viruses and other malware are cyber security accidents just waiting to happen. PCI compliant security scans check for more than 75,500 known vulnerabilities used by hackers to disrupt e-commerce and steal consumer identities.
“You know, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way. Because I’ll tell you what: No computer is safe,” Trump told reporters during his annual New Year’s Eve bash. “I don’t care what they say.” With only 14% of e-commerce entities passing their initial security scan with Trust Guard, he’s not far from the truth.
Trump has repeatedly cast aside allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia tried to influence the presidential election through hacking. President Barack Obama earlier this week ordered sanctions on Russian spy agencies, closed two Russian compounds and expelled 35 diplomats the U.S. said were really spies. The Russian government has denied the allegations.
“I know a lot about hacking,”
Trump continued. “And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. It could be somebody else,” he said. He added, cryptically, that he also knows “things that other people don’t know. They cannot be sure of the situation.”
Trump made the cyber security comments during his annual New Year’s Eve bash at his Mar-a-Lago club. If you have a website, make sure you are consistently scanning it for vulnerabilities used by hackers to ruin your online business. Trust Guard, the leader in website security will send you a report if your scan fails and walk you through the steps to repair the issues and secure your website.
Special thanks to Fox News for their article on the subject.