French ministries to smartphone and tablet usage limit after NSA leak




French ministries to smartphone and tablet usage limit after NSA leak

It is French ministers and use to process sensitive information and send their departments banned smartphones and tablets as pointing Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault it. The ban is likely due to the recent NSA revelations.

Premier Ayrault has his ministers sent a letter to point out that they can use for sensitive communications. No smartphones Only approved security devices may be used for this purpose. The warning is the result of “the recent security breaches’, which the Prime Minister is likely referring to the recent revelations of whistleblower Snowden. It was clear that the NSA much communication can intercept and decrypt.

In the memo, where L’Express on hand managed to impose , Ayrault press the ministries also the heart to send any text messages over and over again to use as the origin is unknown and do not open any attachments before USB sticks these are checked for viruses and other malware. For encryption of calls that should remain secret, France 2300 Teorem sets of the company Thales within ministries provided.

At the Ministry of Interior employees encrypted Samsung devices which they can install apps and which geotagging is turned off. Use Also is switched from Windows to the developed in France SecDroid within departments. In 2007 France began with the deployment of secure Windows Phone smartphones codenamed Hermès, but from NSA documents would show that Microsoft at the request of the NSA backdoors in its operating system has built.

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