The "OFF" button is more like a "dimmer" that puts your phone in standby mode, reducing the power and blanking the screen. The microprocessor (and other circuits) may still be on, awaiting your command or executing a hacker's command to take a picture or access GPS to pinpoint your whereabouts.
The physics of Privoro: Protecting you even if you think your phone is "OFF"
With the Privoro privacy guard you're protected from mobile surveillance even if your phone has been compromised. That's because our sophisticated yet simple-to-use platform works over the top of your smartphone, surrounding it in security protections when those protections are engaged.
Turning smartphones off or covering the microphones with a piece of tape can keep eavesdroppers from capturing the conversations around your phone.
Malware at the chip level, firmware level, OS level or app level can be used to turn on microphones so unwarranted third parties can eavesdrop on conversations happening around your phone. This is even possible when workforce smartphones are deployed with Mobile Device Management software.
The physics of Privoro: Protecting what you say
Our first-of-its-kind combination of audio protections was engineered, tested and calibrated to safeguard you from audio surveillance.
Our acoustical engineering specialists sought the most sophisticated software and state-of-the-art labs in an attempt to test and crack our noise profile, allowing us to fine-tune the smartphone guard until we reached an unprecedented level of audio undetectability.
Turning smartphones off will safeguard the cameras − making it impossible to take pictures or video of your surroundings without your knowledge.
Even if the phone is turned off, sophisticated malware can be used to turn cameras on without activating the recording light, the flash or any other functions of the phone that would give away that the phone has been compromised.
The physics of Privoro: Protecting what you see
A specially designed "hood" at the top of the case provides physical blocks to your smartphone's high-resolution cameras, ensuring total protection from camera/video surveillance.
Turning smartphones off or placing in airplane mode are ways to disconnect the phone from all radio frequency signals, thus taking you "off the grid".
Even if the phone is turned off, hackers have an increasing number of off-the-shelf-solutions to find it − even with the faintest ping to a connected source they have access to.
The physics of Privoro: Protecting where you go
Privoro's patent-pending, proprietary, two-component sealing system forms an impenetrable Faraday cage around your phone, making it nearly impossible for unwarranted third parties to track your whereabouts.
Everything is hackable. Given enough time and money, sophisticated hackers can get into essentially every connected and, increasingly, non-connected digital device.
The physics of Privoro: Protecting the viability of your protections
The Privoro privacy guard is designed as a hardened, air-gapped platform that provides no back doors into the protective electronics and firmware. Yes, someone could physically break into the platform – but it is a process that would be visually obvious.
The Privoro privacy guard has been designed and engineered to provide a breadth and depth of protection from mobile espionage like no other product in the world. We know it won't be for everyone. But for those who really care about protecting the confidential and sensitive information of their companies, and their personal privacy, or those whose lives may depend on it, we think you'll appreciate all that has gone into the development of the Privoro privacy guard.
"How a smartphone backdoor can be used to spy on absolutely everything you do" - BGR "I tracked myself with $170 smartphone spyware that anyone can buy" – Motherboard "NSA growth fueled by need to target terrorists" – The Washington Post
Using Cameras and Microphones to spy on users:
"Can you spy on a phone when it is turned off?" – USA Today
"Broadcom’s New Chip Enables Always-On, Low-Power Location Tracking And Context" – Seeking Alpha "Broadcom Announces Industry’s First Global Navigation and Sensor Hub Combo Chip" – Sensors Online