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Friday, November 11, 2016

Hacking off the hackers

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of how easy it is to hack your mobile phone

The problem
This company is a real expert in information and security risk management. They develop military grade protection products and supply the UK government with defence telecommunication systems. All of the security issues around computers and internet data transfer is well known, but what about the threat of hacking and intercepting mobile phone calls? Nobody had managed to work out how to develop an easy to use, self-administered encryption system for companies using work mobile phones.


The solution
The clever team at this UK company has devised a simple to use smartphone and tablet application that provides secure voice calls and text messaging. It has been designed so the average business can encrypt their communications worldwide using GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 4G or wi-fi networks. How did they do it? They developed a encryption management system and encryption rendezvous server, which can be controlled using a key management system. The software generates a sophisticated encryption algorithm distributed via QR codes.

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