NSA Wants Top-Secret Smartphones

September 27, 2011
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The National Security Agency’s secret agents may soon use smartphones to access classified data, but developing a secure portable device has proven a major challenge.

Troy Lange, the NSA’s mobility mission manager, said he is developing a smartphone secure enough for spies to use, but akin to user-friendly iPhones and Android models.

“I want to get this into everybody’s hands,” said Lange, alluding to hopes that the device could be used throughout the government. However, Lange knows his plans make “the security people’s heads pop off.” The new device will have to pass muster by security agents to make sure it can’t be hacked or transfer dangerous information.

via MobileDIA, continued here.