Phones are fast becoming an integral part of our lives. Most users keep all their key information readily available in their smartphones. While this can make life a lot easier, it also poses great security risks if your cell phone is ever compromised.  The number of spywares and malwares created specifically to steal all important data from your phones is increasing in the market every day, as are the number of phone scams.

The inforgraphic here talks about some of the vulnerabilities of our existing smartphones. While an iPhone is definitely safer than an Android, it is by no means fool proof. The constant tracking of our locations by these smartphones is another feature that can be misused to harm the users.

The Blackphone is a new phone in the market which runs on PrivateOS which is a modified version of the Android KitKat. The phone is our answer to all the security threats looming on our current generation of smartphones. PrivateOS does not allow user-tracking or geo-location. It functions on the Disconnect Services which automatically encrypt all your communications with other apps, further increasing the privacy that you would enjoy on using a Black Phone.

The new Blackphones might be worth giving a try if you are really serious about safe guarding your right to privacy.

Irfan Ahmad

Hi, I’m a blogger, social media savvy and graphic designer from Haripur, Pakistan. My favorite food: infographic.

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