Spying concerns fuel the market for more secure tech

“People do not seem to understand that security and smartphones as one [single] concept simply do not exist,” says Pim Donkers.

Mr Donkers is a co-founder and chief executive of Switzerland’s ARMA Instruments, a technology company which produces super-secure communication devices.

So, more than most, he is keen to warn people about the potential security weaknesses of their smartphones.

He compares a smartphone to a beehive where “third parties fly in and out, to trade and misuse your data [that’s] collected through all the sensors onboard”.

“A smartphone as a starting point in any secure communications solution is a lost cause. It will never happen,” he warns.

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