The famous security expert John McAfee, is preparing to produce a phone that focuses on security and privacy. John McAfee created an antivirus software and gained millions of dollars. Now, he is on the way to earn even more.
McAfee spoke to Newsweek about his Privacy Phone. He stated that there was made a huge amount of investment for the production of this phone. The name of the phone is expected to be John McAfee Privacy Phone. It comes with hardware measures, not just software security functions. He said that there are physical switches behind the phone to turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS among the hardware functions.
McAfee claims that the phone will be able to avoid from connecting to Stingray or other IMSI capture devices which are used to track nearby phones. There is also a “web search anonymizer” in the device.
Other safety precautions and technical specifications of the device have not been announced yet. Probably, they will not appear until a week before the release date. McAfee says that it is impossible to hack his privacy which gives the user a lot of power over privacy. He claims his phone is years ahead of the phones that claim to be as secure like Black Phone.
John McAfee targets to sell his Privacy Phone firstly to the business world. Thus, it will be on sale with an expensive price of 1,100 dollars. Of course if he wants to attract the consumers besides the business world, he has to go on the markets with a more affordable price.