NSA can now use Samsung's Galaxy phones for classified work

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jamezr, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. jamezr macrumors G4

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    FWIW Samsung is the first mobile devices approved to be used by the NSA to use because of Knox



    http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/22/nsa-approves-samsung-galaxy-knox/?ncid=rss_truncated
     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    "Finally up to government standards...


    ...the Next Big thing is already here."
     
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  4. jamezr thread starter macrumors G4

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    I wonder why iPhones are not cleared for top secret work?
     
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    because the NSA doesnt have a backdoor into the encryption like they do with Android. Wouldn't want another Snowden to pop out of nowhere now would we?
     
  6. jamezr thread starter macrumors G4

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    You really don't think so? You really think the NSA can get into whatever they want....except an iPhone? Knowing what they know.......You really think the NSA would pick a device for their own use if they knew it was easy to hack into?

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  7. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Probably because they b...






    Sorry :eek:
     
  8. AX338 macrumors regular

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    Are you sure?...I take it you know what Dropoutjeep is?
     
  9. kepler20b macrumors 6502

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    iphones and ipads do not function as personal computers.


    the mere fact that it can be tied into itunes pretty much violates 8,000 rules with regard to how you handle sensitive documents.
     

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