The John McAfee Privacy phone will reportedly arrive this year.
McAfee creator John McAfee is reportedly working on a new smartphone, claimed to be the world’s most hack-proof phone. A new report suggests that the device will arrive later this year.
The smartphone is said to feature hardware switches, which will allow users to disconnect the battery, the antennas for Wi-Fi, the camera, Bluetooth, the geo-location and the microphone. The device will be priced at $1,100 (approximately Rs 70,700).
On its announcement blog post earlier this year, MGT said, “The base phone will be procured as an OEM model using the Android operating system, and then modified using the skills of MGT’s cybersecurity team.”
“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 anonymiser,” John McAfee was quoted as saying in the Newsweek report. Notably, McAfee did clarify that even though it will be most hack-proof phone in the world, it will still not be completely hack-proof.
“It is Version 1… It is not hack proof but it does give the user enormous power over his or her privacy and it is light years ahead of the BlackPhone or any other phone claiming to be secure. “Version 2 will be available in the summer of 2018. It will be as hack proof as humanly possible,” McAfee was reported as saying.
Other specifications of the smartphone will be released a week ahead of its launch.