News about two new anti-spy mobile phones appearing at the cell phone market spread fast. Two major French security companies plan to release new age cell phones with completely advanced level of security and encrypted communications. Their release is connected with the recent news about NSA surveillance activity and other revelations about the U.S. government activity in this field.
The first company, a well-known Bull, announced the release of new business smartphone named Hoox m2. It is Andoid based and has got some special filling resistant to hacking.
The other company, Thales, has also plans of releasing new enterprise-software system named Teopad. It’s designed to split an Android-based device “in two,” as they say, and the first part is presupposed for personal use while the second is specially developed for making secure calls and dealing with business apps securely.
Surely, the release of these two cell phones is just the beginning as in the light of the recent news and revelations more and more companies and business will be interested in such devices. As one can see, the demand for secure and encrypted communication is already on the rise. It is expected that the market of secure cell phone software will increase to $3 billion by 2017 at the very least.
It is only natural that recent revelations about the U.S. NSA’s surveillance and intelligence activity caused many to become more attentive and even if the cases of surveillance are not the ones of exact espionage, this is still a call for many businesses and individuals to pay more attention to their security systems.
However, there surely be questions and the first one is whether these devices are as secure as they are claimed to be? It is surely quite hard to make any positive (or negative) statement as a certain period of time should pass. Surely, there always be hacker, if there are encryptions.
Open cooperation can be the solution but not every company will be eager to disclose its methods with the rivals. Besides, outsiders are likely to find faults in security and let general public know about them. So, open-source communication and approach is a way out but it seems to be not exactly right now.