BlackPhone, a mobile phone aimed at users who want to keep their communications secure from mass surveillance attempts, is affected by a critical security vulnerability that can be exploited to reveal users' contacts, the content of their (encrypted) messages, and their location information, as well as to load additional code that can lead to the attacker having complete control over the handset.
Symantec researchers have recently encountered a new variant of the old one-click mobile fraud, which results in the users' mobile browser being thrown in a loop and becoming unusable.
Blackphone, the carrier- and vendor-independent smartphone that was created with the goal of placing privacy and control directly in the hands of its users, is not without its flaws, the Bluebox Security team discovered while reviewing it.
Recent headlines of Hollywood celebrities’ nude photos leaking onto the Internet remind us of the privacy risks we face when we store personal data – particularly very personal data – on smart devices.
On Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill (SB 962) that will require any smartphone sold in the state after July 1, 2015, to include a software or hardware (or both) "kill switch" that "can render inoperable the essential features of the smartphone to an unauthorized user", i.e.
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