Smartphone that self-destructs when tampered with

Lost your new smartphone carrying confidential data? Fret not, as Boeing and BlackBerry are all set to develop a smartphone that will self destruct if someone tampers with it.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2014, 20:57 PM IST
Smartphone that self-destructs when tampered with

Zee Media Bureau

New York: Lost your new smartphone carrying confidential data? Fret not, as Boeing and BlackBerry are all set to develop a smartphone that will self destruct if someone tampers with it.

Now even if you lose your phone you'll not lose your valuable information saved in the device to anyone.

The Boeing-Black phone will be fitted with a unique tamper-proof covering that will erase data if it is disassembled, the Verge reported.

It will also have dual SIM cards and an expandable back panel for biometric scanners and satellite transceivers to be able to connect to the satellite for secure lines of communication.

According to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, the company is collaborating with the defence contractor to bake its end-to-end BES 12 platform into the long-gestating Android device.

Although the phone may cater to governments in the first place, similar "self-destructing" devices will eventually come to the consumer level, the report added.

It's a sigh of relief for many smartphone users as this feature would definitely save them the trouble of changing passwords, log out of crucial accounts, and the spine chilling thought of their personal photos being misused.

(With Agency inputs)