Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Iran Bans Smartphones Officials For Spying

Fearing espionage going on the Iranian authorities prohibit the use of smartphones for work related matters by officials with confidential information. According to Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali, these types of phones does not secure since the data is backed up on the device.

The new rule is still waiting for the last approval, but would mean that officials must use other phones for work where confidential information is involved. The ban would not apply to personal use as reported AFP. The measure follows reports that sophisticated malware called Duqu2 was used for nuclear talks with Iran was involved in spying.

The malware would be used at the hotels where the participants stayed at the talks. Because of the incident both the Austrian and Swiss authorities have started an investigation. However, not been the case according to the US government is the security around nuclear talks. "We have taken during the negotiations measures to ensure that confidential details and discussions behind closed doors continued," US spokesman Jeff Rathke said earlier during a press conference to know.

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