Cybercrime is a common problem. Now someone who seems to have an opinion on everything and everyone is interfering: Donald Trump.
Washington – Businesses and even entire states are frequently exposed to far-reaching cyberattacks. Data is stolen or encrypted for ransom extortion. For years, experts have been warning of an increase in these criminal acts, especially from Russia. It’s a complex topic that baffles even experts about.
But that doesn’t stop someone like Donald Trump from commenting on it. After all, he was already a victim of a hacker attack. He also knows a lot about password security. His solution to the problem is as simple as it is genius: “The United States should stop using computers,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News.
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Trump revealed his deep understanding of the digital world and its challenges: “You just have to go back.” After all, you can just write everything down on paper. And besides, he does not have to know everything, because he knows a proven expert. “You know, I have a son who is good at computers,” Trump said. “He can make these things sing and when you do all these things on the Internet and in all these devices, you don’t see a piece of paper.”
In one of his long-running muddled interviews, Donald Trump showed how clear his understanding of digitization is. “You guys, you can’t walk without a computer,” he said. Except that he was known to be an excessive social media user before almost all services banned him. Until then try creating our own blog. Of course there are also people trying to break into these systems. But you just need more security, Trump says. But the self-proclaimed “genius” could not explain exactly how to achieve this.
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Trump then tried to find out by speaking out how ransomware actually works. And only when Fox business host Stuart Varney jumped to his aid and tried to explain to him that this was mostly done via cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, did Trump seem to understand that. Only to then return to one of his almost patented stones. “It’s another beauty,” he said of cryptocurrencies. “The currency of this world should be the dollar.” He called for a closer regulation of currencies. (Such as)