Although when buying a new smartphone most users focus on material quality, number of cameras or design, experts from a cyber security audit firm ensure that device security should be their main concern.
Mobile security is a real problem, so some manufacturers have options available to users concerned about protecting sensitive information stored on their devices.
Many of the most popular smartphone models are highly vulnerable to hacking, which should be reason enough for users to at least consider purchasing a safer computer without stopping to think about whether the design is good enough. Below are some high-security device options that deliver great performance to users. These equipments were tested by experts from the cyber security audit firm.
Bittium Tough Mobile 2
This is an ultra-secure device designed and built for professionals with the highest security requirements, as it is virtually impossible to hack. Its high standards have made it one of the most widely used tools by security agencies in more than 30 countries.
Bittium Tough Mobile
Although it is a version prior to Bittium Tough Mobile 2, this device has the most advanced security features, ensuring that sensitive user data will always be out of reach of threat actors.
Finney U1. Developed by Swiss-based Sirin Labs, this smartphone operates with military-grade blockchain technology at the hardware and software level. In addition, experts from the cyber security audit firm mention that the phone has an internet-free Bitcoin wallet ideal for cryptocurrency investors.
Silent Circle Blackphone 2
This is a smartphone designed to isolate user conversations, ensuring that no intruder will be able to intercept their communications. The device is fully encrypted, so no unauthorized party will be able to hear anything, including text messages, calls, location data, files and more.
This device will help users protect their privacy comprehensively at an affordable price, in what means BlackBerry’s return to the mobile market.
While most of these devices are intended for law enforcement agencies, politicians, entrepreneurs, and activists, this does not mean that any other user can purchase one, although they should remember that some features are limited in favor of privacy.
Information security specialist, currently working as risk infrastructure specialist & investigator.
15 years of experience in risk and control process, security audit support, business continuity design and support, workgroup management and information security standards.