As Apple releases yet another much needed security patch for users and hackers continue to exploit security in mobile phone operating systems; consumers are still at rick of having their data compromised. This could end with the Boeing Black
If you’re like me you often make impulse purchases, thankfully I don’t ever do that at a store where I can make many impulse purchases at once, instead I’m likely to use Amazon, or another internet store to impulse buy until my heart is content, or I have exactly what it was I “needed” to get. Thankfully my iPhone 4S, a dinosaur in the smartphone world, hasn’t been breached, and my account or credit card numbers compromised as of yet. But that day could come shortly, without any notice.
Insert Boeing, the aviation giant, with their smartphone the Boeing Black which offers consumers a modified Android platform, and hardware about twice as heavy as the Apple iPhone 5S. In no way, shape or form is this handheld device a marvel of hardware wonder. However, the Boeing Black offers unparalleled security for its users. Not only does the device encrypt calls and data usage but it offers a self destruct mode. “Any attempt to break open the casing of the device would trigger functions that would delete the data and software contained within the device and make the device inoperable,” according to the filing documents.
While it is likely these devices won’t soon find their way into every palm in America, it does seem like a great fit for enterprise companies looking to safeguard data and telephone calls, and especially governmental offices who have recently raised concerns over the security of Samsung, Apple and Blackberry hand held devices.
Though likely not available until the fall, this device could conceivable stir the pot, and at least cause more traditional handheld device manufacturers to revisit their security strategy and offer patches and fixes to correct glaring holes in their devices.