Smartphone Self Destructs for Security

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Ever wanted a secure phone that could self-destruct on demand? Well Boeing, the creator of planes and jets, has filed papers with the FCC to develop a smarthphone, simply called “Black” for people in the business of secrets. The Black is a smartphone with a very specific feature: it will self-destruct if tampered with according to arcstechnics.com

The company has been developing the phone for 36 months, stated Boeing spokeswoman Rebecca Yeamans. The secure phone can decrypt calls and any attempt to open the casing of the smartphone will delete all of the data as well as make it inoperable, Reuters reported.

The physical features of the phone are as unique as its interior features as the company explained in documents to the Federal Communications Commision that “There are no serviceable parts on Boeing’s Black phone and any attempted servicing or replacing of parts would destroy the product,” as well as saying that “The Boeing Black phone is manufactured as a sealed device both with [extremely strong glue] epoxy around the casing and with screws, the heads of which are covered with tamper-proof covering to identify attempted disassembly,” reported BBC News

Due to the phone’s security features, the details of the device are “highly sensitive” and any employees or customers who handle it are required to sign non-disclosure agreement. Boeing has begun offering the phone to potential customers and has not yet confirmed a release date according to cnbc.com.

“There are no serviceable parts on Boeing’s Black phone and any attempted servicing or replacing of parts would destroy the product,” the company explained in documents sent to the Federal Communications Commision.