Smartphone Katim protects the owner from surveillance

Specialists of the company DarkMatter created a smartphone that can turn off the power supply of the microphone and the camera during the conduct of important negotiations. More smartphoneKatim encrypts phone calls and messages.

The “Shield” mode is activated on the handset using a special button, which is displayed on the body. The head of DarkMatter, Fisal al-Bannai, explained that no special service could access the smartphone and remotely turn on the camera or microphone, since the button physically disconnects their power.

There is a handset on KatimOS, based on Android. DarkMatter reports that the smartphone is protected by a bootloader, Katim still has fingerprint protection, it is able to ensure data security, thanks to a separate secure keystore. The key management system is also protected from burglary. In Katim there are modes Shield Mode and Locked Mode, in which the operation of recording devices is turned off, as well as control of data transferred via USB.

Now before the closed negotiations it is accepted to ask people to leave their smartphones at the entrance because of a possible shadowing of one of their participants, so we decided to develop a simple and reliable way to protect the owners from espionage.

The smartphone is still made in a single copy, and the developers refuse to talk about further plans for the promotion of the device. The price, as well as other information communicated to the owner of Katim at the talks, is also not disclosed.


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