June 12, 2018
Cyber-security experts have expressed surprise that journalists at the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore were given USB-powered fans.
Some warned reporters not to plug them in to their laptops, as USB devices can carry malware.
The fans were part of a gift bag including a branded water bottle and a local guidebook.
Temperatures reached 33C in Singapore during the meeting.
Dutch journalist Harald Doornbos tweeted a picture of the fan.
13/ Handig. In de persmap voor de #KimTrumpSummit zit een mini usb fan. Handig om koel te blijven tijdens het schrijven. Het is hier in Singapore idd vrij heet. 33°C of zo. Maar haalt het niet bij Dubai, koning van de oven. pic.twitter.com/6tQd5d7gCW
— Harald Doornbos (@HaraldDoornbos) June 10, 2018
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 8:38 am