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.
A weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS operating systems could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users, research at the University of Michigan has shown.
Blackphone, the recently released security-oriented smartphone, has apparently been rooted.