Yesterday, soon-to-be President Donald Trump showed just how ignorant politicians can be when it comes to computer security, breaches, and hacking. Referring to the Russians interfering with our recent election, the Donald said:
“Once they hack if you don’t catch them in the act you’re not going to catch them…They have no idea if it’s Russia or China or somebody. It could be somebody sitting in a bed some place.”
It’s interesting. I’ve been involved with and heard of many additional hacking situations where the culprit was caught well after the fact…And, yet, the general public buys this kind of stuff because they don’t know any better.
Who knows, maybe the Russians were involved. We, the people, will never know the details. Still, this seems to be yet another one of his statements without forethought. And to think this guy is going to be in charge of “cybersecurity” for our country. Between this kind of stuff and his continued attempts telling us what we can’t do and how we must think, it’s going to be an interesting four years!
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