Cashless economy? Donald Trump believes no computer is safe
US President-elect Donald Trump believes computers are not safe and it is better to follow your conventional methods when it comes to dealing with sensitive information or subject.
According to the reviews in the US press, while getting together with reporters on the New Year event, Trump said that no computer was safe. Information reports quoted him stating, “It’s very important, if you have something really important, write it away and have it shipped by courier, the old fashioned way because Items let you know what, no computer is secure. ”
He further declared that even a 10-year-old young man can do anything with a computer, “I avoid care what they say, no computer is safe. The excellent boy who’s 10-years-old, they can do anything at all with a computer. You want something to really go without detection, write it and have it sent by courier”.
The country is preparing to go digital with financial transactions and govt. hopes to usher in an era of cashless economic climate hoping it will filter out parallel economy and black money from the system and so can help in eradicating corruption. The government is heading big about it, promoting and launching digital repayment platforms with the latest addition of BHIM software that will act as a UPI (Unified Payments interface)
But there are many who are concerned about cyber threats to this digital push. Plus they have reasons to consider so. US Barack Obama has expelled 35 Russian diplomats for the supposed Russian role in internet attacks on the US political parties in the recently concluded US USA president polls. We are able to gauge the seriousness from the truth that such an enormous general public expulsion of diplomats is rarely seen in the US-Russia ties.
Then we cannot forget that when Rahul Gandhi’s and other leaders’ Twitter accounts were hacked recently, it required many hours to bring back them, in spite of being such hi-profile instances. They are just some much talked about instances. Cracking is increasing rapidly with a spread of digitization in our lives.
When the US Presidential Polls is unsafe from cyber risks or when the US President-elect prefers to use a ‘courier’ than a computer to exchange sensitive information, can we believe our money will be safe in programs of our mobile purses? Though the government has assured that it has worked about this aspect, detractors and the political resistance is counting the risks of the move with such instances.