Cellcrypt, a UK company, has developed a software solution to enhance the privacy of mobile phone calls. It uses the technology to encrypt VoIP calls. The calls become secure when the new software is installed on the phone.
The new development promises to be simpler and cheaper to implement than competing systems built for corporate use. These use up precious facilities such as the Koolspan system from the USA which requires the user to plug an encryption device into the phone via the memory slot.
Speaking to the Guardian, Claes Bergstedt, owner of Cellcrypt and the former sales head of Psion, the electronic organiser outfit, said that people were increasingly worried about the security of telephone calls. "If you access your bank online it's safe but if you use your phone it seems to be fair game," he said. "Why should people treat the call different?"
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