If things go in a right direction, people will soon witness ‘the world’s most secure smartphone’. In an exclusive interview with ‘Newsweek’, American computer programmer and businessman, John McAfee said he is planning the first truly privately smartphone. The phone is going to be the most hack-proof device ever created, McAfee said.
The reason why this device is called the world’s most secure smartphone is that it has a number of switches at the backside. The switches will allow users to physically disconnect the battery, geolocations, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas, geolocations and cameras and the microphone.
The John McAfee Privacy Phone, by MGT - first prototype. World's first truly private smartphone. You gonna love it. pic.twitter.com/n06CuO3Jay— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) April 25, 2017
Since its announcement, people are eagerly waiting for its launch and it is expected that it is going to be launched later this year. Talking about the price, it will cost around $1,100. The target audience of this phone is going to be corporate leaders and privacy concerned consumers.
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“It also will not allow the phone to connect to a Stingray or any other IMSI catcher device. In addition, it contains a web search anonymizer,” said McAfee.
The phone is going to be released in collaboration with cybersecurity MGT. “We are honored to be working with cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee and his team. MGT's innovative ideas should result in a unique offering in mobile communications,” said Alexander Reay, president of Nordic IT.
It is to be noted that this is not the first attempt that someone has tried to create such a smartphone with so many security features. Several attempts have been made in the past but unfortunately did not succeed. But this time, the attempt to make the world’s most secure phone is made by none other than John McAfee, who is one of the most credible personalities in this industry.