Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Trump's "No computer is safe"

Donald Trump’s recent 4-worder “No computer is safe” could certainly be interpreted in the context of identity theft.  Because until there was widespread use of the Internet in commerce (after the late 90s) there were few such schemes.
Yet, by 2004 the problem was serious enough that Lifetime TV had produced the film “Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story”.
Trump, however, on Nov. 11 had announced a comprehensive program for cybersecurity despite his subsequent hints that digital life cannot be made safe (CNN story).

Remember, too, in the Old West:  there were horseback payroll robberies, and stagecoach and train hijackings, unpredictably.