Boeing Blackphone, the smartphone for spies that self-destructs when tampered with

Escrito por , 11 de marzo de 2014 a las 18:00
Boeing Blackphone, the smartphone for spies that self-destructs when tampered with
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Boeing Blackphone, the smartphone for spies that self-destructs when tampered with

Escrito por , 11 de marzo de 2014 a las 18:00

It promises to be one of the most secure phones on the market, designed specifically for the different US defence and security institutions

US aeronautics giant Boeing is preparing to land in the world of mobile telephony with the development of what promises to be one of the most secure smartphones on the market. The Boeing Blackphone is an Android smartphone that is aimed at satisfying the strict security requirements of the different defence and security institutions of the United States.

In addition to its data and communications encryption, the Boeing handset stands out in the area of security with its new self-destruct system that makes it possible to make the phone unusable by completely erasing the software and data stored on the device. These functions are especially well suited for safeguarding confidential data associated with the military or national security, if the handset is lost or stolen.

In order to comply with the strict security and confidentiality requirements, the company has developed an innovative erasing and self-destruction system based on a method of security seals made of epoxy resin around the housing and a series of special screws. Any attempt to tamper with or disassemble the device triggers a series of functions that render the handset completely useless.

Blackphone

Weighing 170 g and measuring 131.9 x 67.6 x 13.25 mm, the Blackphone’s modular design allows users to add special accessories such as solar chargers, biometric sensors and satellite receivers, to adapt it to the circumstances of each mission.

In terms of the general technical specifications of the handset, the Boeing Blackphone is equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor running the Android operating system, and is equipped with a 4.3 inch display with an average resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and LTE support. It’s also equipped with HDMI, PDMI and USB ports, in addition to the normal Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.

In terms of the details of the aerial specifications, components or security software, the company has asked the US Federal Communications Commission, the FCC, for strict confidentiality. This document sent by Boeing also specifies that the phone will be put on the market safeguarding the technical information and operations of the handset from the view of the general public, in order to avoid possible hacking attempts.

On an interesting note, the measurements of the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) of this mobile phone for spies and military missions was tested in Málaga by the company  AT4 wireless, S.A. located in the Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía.

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