[ISN] Report: French ministers told to install Android sandbox if they want to use smartphones

http://news.techworld.com/security/3468794/report-french-ministers-told-to-install-android-sandbox-if-they-want-to-use-smartphones/ By Peter Sayer Techworld.com 13 September 2013 Jean-Marc Ayrault warned government ministers this summer that they and their staff should only use approved smartphones to discuss sensitive matters, a French magazine has revealed. For matters classified secret, Ministers and government officials should use a feature phone called Teorem from French aerospace and defence equipment manufacturer Thales, Ayrault’s chief of staff told his counterparts in the various ministries in a letter dated Aug. 19 and published by the magazine l’Expansion this week. Teorem is a hybrid device compatible with public landlines and with 2G or 3G mobile networks. It exchanges keys via a central server in order to authenticate itself and encrypt transmissions




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