Tripleton touts telephone for double-ohs
Enigma unhackable, maker claims
You'd think MI6's top agents would carry the most feature-packed smartphones on the market, but folk with a true sense of security should apparently opt for Tripleton's new handset, the Enigma E2. It claims the phone is hackproof.
The E2 is supposedly the world's most secure mobile ever , providing protection even against would-be phone hackers out to intercept calls using a fake basestation.
With the Enigma E2, users can make "crypto calls" which, the company says, are impossible to crack.
Of course, both participants must have a protected handset for the encryption to work properly, using codes to authenticate each device before setting up a call that, Tripleton claimed, security specialists have been unable to hack.
Other than the security protocol, the hardware itself is limited. The E2 features a 2.4in, 240 x 320 display, with up to 8GB of memory card storage and a 3Mp camera. Battery life is also pretty shoddy: a mere four hours' talktime.
But maybe that's enough when you're planning an oligarch's assassination, a bank heist or the kidnap of a minor royal.
With the price of the new Enigma set at a lofty £1320, you'll probably have to have a double 0 number in your job title to warrant the expenses claim.
Still, if you're worried nosey tabloids are trying to listen in on your conversations, perhaps it's worth giving Tripleton  a call. From an unmarked phonebox, of course. ®