After his escape from the United States in 2013, Edward Snowden does not use a mobile phone anymore. Taking such strict measures to ensure his security, a former employee of the NSA continues to study the...
After his escape from the United States in 2013, Edward Snowden does not use a mobile phone anymore. Taking such strict measures to ensure his security, a former employee of the NSA continues to study the components of modern smartphones, methods of surveillance and protection from it.
The Guardian Project team, together with the Freedom of the Press Foundation, whose head is Snowden, has created a new Haven application. The development is a powerful tool by which you can track unwanted activity, such as an attempt to crack or shadow.
Using the usual functional of modern smartphones such as camera, microphone, light sensor, gyroscope, the application captures changes in the surrounding space and informs the owner about the current status.
The application can store images, photos and other information in the phone's memory, transfer them to the owner via SMS and the encrypted Signal messenger or send to an onion site through the TOR network.
Leaving the phone with Haven app installed on it at home or in a hotel room, you can instantly find out that someone has entered the room. The application will establish the identity of the perpetrator and preserve the evidence of the invasion.
The application is based on an open code which can be found on the page of the project GitHub. As for now Haven is running on Android, iOS version will appear in the near future.
The development is primarily useful for those whose professional activities, freedom or even life can directly depend on the confidentiality of data and prevention of surveillance. They can be journalists engaged in dangerous investigations, politicians and dissidents. Finally, many hackers will like an application that allows you to control physical access to your devices.
In fact, Haven turns a smartphone into a portable spy station, which in theory can be used not only to ensure its security, but also to monitor others.
Developers plan to improve the application and expand its functionality, although even the currently available beta version of Haven can be used for completely different purposes: from preventing attempts to access devices to using the smartphone for home security or as a baby monitor.
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