Joe Biden’s tech – what can the president use?

By James Clayton and Cody Godwin

The electronic devices around the US president are perhaps the most prominent hacking targets in the world.

“The odds are zero, that [Russia] aren’t targeting world leaders,” Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Bruce Schneier says.

Back in the 2000s, this wasn’t such a big problem – the only personal devices that could be hacked were computers and non-smart mobile phones.

And why would the president need a mobile, when he could ask to be patched through to anyone in the world on a secure line.

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