2013 was all about mobile security. NSA scandals were on top of the news since it turned out that European politicians were tapped. Furthermore we had to say goodbye to some illusions concerning mobile communication security. Check the list below for details.
1. Regular cellphones can be tapped for less than 300 USD.
We thought that tapping into a regular GSM cellphone requires sophisticated methods and tools. It turned out that regular GSM calls are in greater danger than we thought.
More on this: http://bit.ly/1cSZhcG
2. Edward Snowden released classified materials
Internet surveillance programs watch users every move. NSA intercepts US and European telephone metadata.
Snowden Wiki: http://bit.ly/1k2Mwjx
3. Chancellor Merkel's mobile phone tapped by NSA
Even political leaders can be tapped. And they are. We thought that they have access to the best encryption technologies to protect their communication. Not so successfully...
More on this: http://bit.ly/1k2KcsQ, http://bit.ly/1irqbuh
4. NSA has nearly complete backdoor access to Apple's iPhone
Experts in mobile security industry knew that Apple's iPhone is not a secure system when it comes to eavesdropping. Now everyone knows that it's a personal bug carried by millions of users.
More on this: http://bit.ly/19CK6hN
5. Military technology protects European companies
Companies started to look for secure mobile communication solution. Secfone made its military technology available for European companies.
More in this: http://bit.ly/1dQwthh
The most important task now is to protect yourself and your sensitive information. Companies and individuals has to make the first steps in 2014. As a first step, choose a really secure mobile communication solution. Which one is safe? Read these and be an expert:
3 characteristics of any eavesdrop proof mobile communication solution
Cryptohip, security card or trustchip
5 functions of TPM you did not know about
And a bonus video for those who do not know much about software based encryptions.
Have a secure, eavesdrop free 2014!