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Blackphone 2 – Security within an Insecure Android Market

Wednesday 27 September, 2017

It is well known that the Blackphone 2 has been developed from the ground up to be one of the most private and secure Android based phones on the market. With its heavily adapted and improved mobile security and privacy features, the Blackphone 2 is becoming the smartphone of choice for Business and Organisations across the world.

Threats to the Android Phone

There are multiple threats that can be levied against an Android phone, ranging from physical theft / loss through to Malware and Malicious Apps. When considering the number of different types of data and information held on smartphones, it becomes apparent just what can be at risk, particularly to the Business user. These include:

  • Emails
  • Messaging
  • Banking / Finance Details
  • Images
  • Location
  • Access to Cloud Data or Services

Malware attacks on Android phone alone have been predicted to reach approximately 3,500,0000 per year by the end of 2017. With Android currently holding 88% of the world market, it’s clear to see that these attacks will continue and businesses need to ensure they are protecting themselves as much as possible.

Mobile Communications for Business – Food for Thought

It is also worth noting that there are organisations that follow and report on software security and integrity that provide valuable commentary on the industry. One such organisation is The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). OWASP is a global, independent, not-for-profit organisation that focuses on improving the software security. Within the top 10 of their identified risks to mobile security and privacy are exactly the factors that the Blackphone 2 has been developed to address and secure, these include:

  • Insecure Data
  • Insecure Communications
  • Insecure Authentication
  • Cryptography
  • Authorisation

iOS Not Immune

As many of the Malware and Malicious App attacks are focussed on the Android user, many could think that by simply swapping to an iOS smartphone would solve their security and privacy issues. This is, unfortunately, is not the case. There have also been and will continue to be both Malware and Malicious App attacks on this operating system as well.

The Blackphone 2 provides both hardware and software privacy and security to support the data integrity for Organisations across the world. To find out how converting your teams to Blackphone 2 and securing your company data, please call one of our Customer Services team on: +44 (0)871 666 9 666.

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