The K1 Impulse Phone

The K1 Impulse Smartphone. Welcome to Military Grade Encryption, Privacy and Security.

You need a K1 Impulse, voice-over blockchain, smartphone brought to you by Karatbars and Cryptodata. You need it because it will protect what you do, give you back your privacy and, well, because it’s a really cool piece of kit!

100’s of thousands of these little babies will be popping up all over the world because it just makes perfect sense to get one as you will see if you read on. 

I will share the details of just what this incredible piece of kit can do for you as I explain exactly WHY you need one by referring to the issues you have now.

There’s a huge problem with modern communication technology and that problem is exacerbated by our need for the fast and the furious and the latest enhancement. We’re all getting a little obsessed with our phones and it isn’t really surprising. 

The older generations among us (that includes me) are all too familiar with life without such in hand communication.

But even those of us who vowed never to jump on this particular bandwagon are slowly, but surely, coming around to the idea of having a computer wherever we go.

But profit-driven motives leave us totally and utterly insecure as manufacturers work to satisfy our fashion needs over our mobile online health. And then there’s Big Brother of course. 

Do you remember all the hassle between Apple and the FBI over Apple’s refusal to give them a way to hack someone’s phone in the interests of an investigation? 

Unlike Androids, the iPhone is pretty secure (it must be because Apple told us so) because they are one manufacturer dealing with one specific phone and its iOS one source software. In the same way, Cryptodata are the only supplier of the K1 Impulse software. 

But there is still a problem for Apple and that is that Apple is a USA based company so, in the end, what the FBI says, goes and if they want Apple’s data they will get it in the end.

Cryptodata, the builders of our wonderful K1 Impulse phone, have no such data problems as all of their data is stored on an infinite storage system (our Karatnet blockchain), which is absolutely unhackable by anyone, any agency and any government well, you can see the advantage there I hope. But let’s get specific.

When you pick up your smartphone to make a call, look at your social media posts, watch a youtube video and so on, you risk one of a number of many things happening to you. Too many to be listed here in fact. So I will list just 7 of the many.

Strangely malware, the risk of being infected (well your phone being infected anyway) by viruses is the least of your concerns. It happens but, compared to the frequency of this occurrence on other Internet surfing devices, it happens less frequently.

Cryptojacking

Odds on you will say, I don’t get involved in crypto so this doesn’t apply. Well, first off, you should because you are missing out big time. However, leaving that aside for now, it matters not that you do not do “crypto”. Your phone can still get hacked through certain types of app and get used for crypto mining. And it is a far more common problem than you’d realise.

Very briefly, this is a type of attack where someone uses your device to mine for cryptocurrency without your knowledge by installing an app on your phone that triggers this function. This can mess up your battery life, massively impact upon your phone’s performance and could even lead to overheating damage. That’s why these people hijack your phone to do it there rather than doing it on their own phone.

And, of course, they can get several phones to mine for them this way instead of just a few and have them all send the proceeds to their crypto wallet. 

Unwanted crypto mining attacks made up a third of all attacks on mobile phones in the first half of 2018. A 70% increase over the previous half-year. The problem has shown signs of easing somewhat of late because of action taken by Apple and Google Play app stores but it still happens and is still a very real risk to your security and privacy.

Data Leakage

This is seen as being one of the most worrying threats to security in 2019. Especially enterprise (or business) security. When it comes to a data breach, companies have a nearly 28% chance of experiencing at least one incident in the next two years. You might think that doesn’t impact on you but it does directly and indirectly.

Directly because you may work for a company that supplies your phone for you (and you may do work for the company on that phone) and indirectly because everything criminal that happens in the world inevitably leads to increased costs. And the data leakage from one of your apps can lead to problems with other apps that you use.

A lot of us use our phones for work-related or business-related things and something as simple as transferring company files onto a public cloud storage service, pasting confidential info in the wrong place, or forwarding an email to an unintended recipient can all happen as a result of data leakage.

The leakage issue is not always a deliberate thing either. An app with high-level security, to begin with, can suffer leakage that, over time, breaks down its defence against security breaches in general.

Out Of Date Devices

Whilst we’d all love to have the very best, most up to date device at all times, you can’t always upgrade whenever there is a security feature improvement. So, some things just stop working over time. And we all rely heavily on our phone manufacturers to keep us safe with software upgrades.

The staggering fact is though that mobile phone companies are notoriously bad at doing this. Some of them are downright terrible at it!

This, again, is where a ‘one company, one device’ system scores over the many devices. Maybe now you understand why the Apple iPhone is more expensive, generally than its Android competitors. But the K1 Impulse phone, of course, is like the iPhone on steroids!

Physical Device Breaches

A lost or unattended device can be a major security risk, especially if it doesn’t have a strong PIN or password and full data encryption. You will have heard of cloning data I assume. In fact, you will have experienced it if you ever changed your phone and wanted all your apps to be transferred across to the new one in the store where you got the phone.

But cloning the content of a phone is not always so innocent and criminals, corporations and government agencies do this stuff all the time.

Getting full data encryption for your phone, which you should get, is not an easy thing to achieve. Most of us don’t even think about it from one day to the next, why would we? 90% of all phones are used without any encryption system in place. 

After all, when did you last (or ever) think about it? It has to be the company supplying your phone that does it for you or it will not happen and guess what? None of them builds in encryption. You can get encryption software for your phone but you will have to pay for it.

The K1 Impulse phone, as stated right at the start of this article, comes with built-in military-grade encryption through the access key…

Check out the special access key…

Poor Password Habits

Come on, tell the truth now, your password stinks, right? It is easily hackable because the last thing you want is to forget your own password and, anyway, what do I have to hide?

Here’s another question. If you could have the best possible, highly secure password known to mankind and you could have it without risk of you then not being able to get into your own phone, you’d have it in a nanosecond would you not?

We are all the same. We have to balance security with freedom of movement and convenience. “Too much hassle force is strong in you young padawan.”

According to a recent survey in the States, half of all people use the same passwords across multiple accounts and devices. And I bet it isn’t just the Americans that do this (can you see my glowing red cheeks?). So when your password gets exposed is it just the content on your phone that is at risk?

Only a quarter of all people who regularly use multiple online sites, devices and accounts use a password manager and therefore, by deduction, we can say that three quarters have weak (easy to remember and create) passwords. 

Apparently an average person will share a work-related or personal password 6 times over the course of any particular employment.

The findings get more and more alarming as you dig deeper into this issue. We pretty much give our security away because the process of remaining secure is just too onerous for us to deal with. 

Oh, wouldn’t it be grand if we could have a better system to secure our phones? Well, the K1 Impulse phone needs a physical encryption key to unlock it and gives you a backup phrase stored on the blockchain for you to retrieve your encryption key data should you lose it. It really is the most secure smartphone ever created.

Pure Trickery

There’s a technical term for this and I believe it is social engineering. A staggering 91% of all cybercrime starts with a simple email. The art of impersonation to fool an individual into believing they should click a link in an email is still the scammers best friend.

Email phishing, where you are lured into clicking a link in an email that leads to you compromising personal access information is the curse of mobile users. They are at the greatest risk of falling for it because of the way many mobile email clients display only a sender’s name. This makes it especially easy to spoof messages and trick a person into thinking an email is from someone they know or trust.

According to a study by IBM, you are three times more likely to fall for a mobile email phishing attack than a desktop computer one.

Of course, a large part of the statistic is down to the huge number of people now who use mobile to access the Internet over desktop. 

And it is not just emails that are the source of this phishing. Text messages and app notifications can be used for this and more frequently becoming the source of this type of fraud as time goes on.

Phishing type attacks can’t happen with voice over blockchain phone technology because the source of any communication must be valid and confirmed as a genuine source for it to get across the blockchain to you in the first place. Another big tick for the K1 Impulse.

WiFi Interception

I have left the worst one until last. 

I hate this one the most and have become so guarded against it now. One of the easiest things for a hacker to do is intercept or interfere with open WiFi channels. So for some time now I have always used a virtual private network when I use my mobile (or laptops) at airports, hotels and so on.

According to research, corporate mobile devices use Wi-Fi almost three times as much as they use cellular data. 

At least 4% of all devices using WiFi have suffered what we call a man in the middle attack. That looks like a small figure doesn’t it – until you realise that there are more mobile devices that we carry with us around the world than there are people. 

A man in the middle attack is where someone deliberately (maliciously) intercepts communications between two parties. Once inside the communication they can watch record and take anything they wish.

We are so keen nowadays to jump on any free WiFi offering while we are out and about that we rarely (if ever) check to see if it is genuine. The bottom line is this. If you use your mobile (or laptop) on public WiFi without going through a virtual private network or other forms of encryption, you are asking for trouble.

Once again, not a problem for the K1 Impulse phone. We simply connect to what we need to do through our encrypted key and become as safe as houses as they say.

So let us just take a quick summary look at why the K1 beats all. Not only is it the instant cure to my big 7 mobile nasties above but it is also just about the only smartphone I would entrust to carry out any form of financial transaction whilst on the move.

It comes with a built-in crypto wallet and the ability for you to operate multiple identities. To explain:

You can have your personal, family, friends usage run through one encryption key, your business usage through another and then have yet another key for financial operations. This is all on one phone and achieved just by swapping out and changing the keys. You literally have the ability to create infinite identities (think of them as multiple phone numbers on the same phone).

For travellers, there is the added attraction of one monthly fee (estimated at around $8) on current KBC coin values and as many calls and other operations as you fancy across blockchain to anywhere in the world on that one fee per month. Roaming charges? What roaming charges? 

Your conversations and text messages can’t be intercepted or listened to by anyone when you use voice (and data) over blockchain technology that the K1 makes possible and you are not susceptible to any other forms of “eavesdropping”. 

And, of course, where it is allowed we have the additional ability to tap into the satellite to use our device in those well out of the way places where the Internet and mobile networks are not available.* 

If you don’t have a K1, why not?

(*subject to an additional cost and an adaptor)

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