Nathan Freitas: > On 04/02/2014 07:01 PM, anonymous coward wrote: >> Many people use TOR or secure ways to chat on smartphones. > >> The last months have reveiled how hard secret services attack our >> phones. > >> This leads me to the question, how secure are our smartphones at >> all? > > It comes down to what are you afraid of? Thanks to all for replying. Well, I try not to get caught in the dragnet. Besides, I have no special threat model or fear. But, the situation could change quickly in certain situations without your intention. For example, I want to talk to political activists, I would like to discuss with them, no matter if I share their views or not. This could easily make you interesting for certain people. Sometimes just talking to certain people could make you suspicious. And this is my concern. Is a mobile device safe to use for "sensitive" discussions? In my view and recent events suggest you can become a target, although you are just a small number. Just talking to people could cause this. If I listen to the discussion in this thread, a mobile device is not adequate at all to protect your data in case of a targetted attack. I guess, the only safe way would be to use an offline device for storing data and a second device for online communication. And a third device may be necessary. There are devices, that connect with bluetooth to your smartphone and do all all the encryption totally encapsulated in its own little box. I don´t have any current need for such steps, but want to know what is the current state in security. Thanks.
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