The Ultra Secure BlackPhone actually was not so secure as it was presented by Mark Dowd. Hackers found a vulnerability in the BlackPhone’s instant messaging application, which gave attackers the ability to decrypt messages, steal contacts, record encrypted calls and remote control the phones vital functions. The attacker needed just the users ID from Silent Circle, or they could use just the userss phone number. They send a data package to the phone which would fill a part of memory from the messaging application, doing this they got an open corridor to infiltrate into the phone.
The vulnerability was fixed, but it was a lesson for everyone, for the developers of the phone to the simple software developers. Even if the software is encrypted it doesn’t mean that it is totally safe and cannot be hacked. No one gives you 100 guarantee.
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