Cyber security experts at Google have discovered a hack, specifically targeting iPhones, that could have been active for a number of years. Naturally, this attack on smartphone privacy and security is a major concern for all the users that could be affected. Worryingly, the hack on iPhone users appears to be able to access areas such as your contacts, images, texts, emails and other data areas including real-time location information.
The sheer length of time that this hack has been active means that a possible 1 billion users could have been affected. It appears that it has been affecting users from OS10 through to OS12 and has only been properly addressed with the issue of OS12.4.1.
The attack is thought to have been instigated through an initial visit to certain, unnamed, websites and is also thought to be from a state sponsored source. This prospect makes it even more worrying in the sense that, if one state is capable of this type and sophistication of attack, then there will be many others that will have the capability as well.
Blackphone Privy Smartphone Security & Protection
As is highlighted with this case, cyber-attacks are becoming more and more widespread across the industry, with Apple and Android smartphone now being targeted in equal measure. Many users that prize their mobile privacy and security are looking for devices that can truly protect them from both a hardware and software view point.
This is where the Blackphone Privy really excels.
Noted as being one of the most secure smartphones available on the market, the Blackphone Privy can support both businesses and individuals to protect from even the most ardent of hackers. One of the most important aspects of the Blackphone Privy are is the ability to completely separate the data from apps and internet access points such as the browser, thus removing any opportunity for data theft.
The Blackphone Privy updates continue to monitor the way hackers operate in order to ensure the smartphones are updated quickly. These updates form just one part of a wide range of protective measures built in to the Blackphone Privy. The other security measures include:
- Encrypted Storage
- Untraceable Device
- Reverse Wipe
- End-To-End Encryption Communication
If this latest smartphone attack has struck a chord with you, and you would now like to discuss how the Blackphone Privy can solve your smartphone privacy and security issues, then please give our team a call and we will be happy to help you.