The hacktivist group Anonymous has published details on how to hack Donald Trump’s smartphone.
Members of the online hacking group posted the guide to hacking President Trump’s phone on its Twitter account, which is followed by more than 1.6 million people.
They posted the guide after the New York Times revealed the President still uses and “old, unsecured Android phone”, believed to be a Samsung Galaxy S3.
In a bid to highlight the dangers of the world’s most powerful man using and old Android smartphone, Anonymous pointed other would be hackers to a simple exploit, dubbed Stagefright, that can be used against older Android smartphones.
Trump refuses to use another smartphone other than the Galaxy S3. How you could hack and get access to his phone: pic.twitter.com/Ino7NGFpsa
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) January 27, 2017
“A Galaxy S3 does not meet the security requirements of a teenager, let alone the purported leader of the free world”, Anonymous wrote.
“Without exaggerating, hacking a Galaxy S3 or S4 is the sort of project I would assign as homework for my advanced undergraduate classes.”
Anonymous then said that Stagefright could be used to infect the president’s phone if he was tricked into clicking on a malicious link.
Anonymous have frequently tweeted about Donald Trump.
Earlier this month, the group reportedly urged its followers to investigate Trumps business connections ahead of inauguration week.
The group has also previously declared war on Donald Trump.
In a post on Twitter, the group said: “You have financial and personal ties with Russian mobsters, child traffickers and money launderers… This isn’t the eighties any longer, information doesn’t vanish, it is all out there.”
“You are going to regret the next four years,” the group threatened.
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