"I want an unhackable phone"
If your net worth is less than a half million dollars, and you aren't a power user:
Get an iPhone, keep it updated, set an alphanumeric passphrase. It will cost 6 figures minimum to hack your phone. You aren't that important.
@r000t so, uh, what about those people with net worth over $500k? Asking for a friend
@jerry If you're that important, you got "a guy" for that. Have that guy worry about it.
@jerry Though the realistic answer is: "You're important enough for someone to blow a 0day on. You'll need to put in some effort."
@r000t understand. I thought you might be aware of something specific that my friend ought to look into. Thanks
The CISO of a company will make decisions based on threat models specific to that company and its leaders, and where an attacker is likely to put effort. When you're a head of state, your intelligence service makes these decisions.
Information security is two parties putting effort onto a scale. Heavier side wins.
@r000t It irritates me but that seems to be the consensus. Only a few android phones are encrypted and get immediate security updates. But apple phones are expensive and not everyone can afford them.
@Argus For Android, I'd say "This year's Sammy if you're rich, any recent Moto if you aren't"
@r000t but why'd you want an unhackable phone? Even if you aren't a hacker youself, maybe you have a friend who is a hacker, and if you get an unhackable phone, your friend won't be able to fix it for you when it breaks, and you'll have to pay the manufacturer for repairs...
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