UK company has invented software to prevent smartphone hacking.
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This comes as it emerged just yesterday Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney has been visited by Scotland Yard officials over the News Of The World celebrity phone hacking scandal, informing him he could also have been a victim.
This means Rooney (pictured) could join the likes of Sienna Miller, Jude Law and a slew of A List stars who suspect their voicemails were hacked by private detective Glenn Mulcaire, who was working on behalf of the News Corp owned title.
Miller has already taken legal action against the newspaper and the footballer, who is said to be livid over the allegations, could soon follow suit.
It is said some 4,000 people’s phones could have been hacked according to the documents seized from Mr Mulcaire.
But this new anti hacking software, called Lolla, created by a British specialist computer security outfit, is “offering high-end (and random) encryption” ensuring only authorised users can access devices, blocking hackers of voice or texts messages.
The software will also protect content on cloud storage, data and content streaming. It will even introduce security for mobile appls, which is a first for the industry.
It works by using randomly different algorithms so at no time does a hacker know which one is being used and new machine ID analysing devices’ unique fingerprints, according to its website. Its first Lolla application for Android devices will be out in May.
“The systems we have put in place mean that someone trying to hack a phone – or illegally retrieve messages and data from it – can very easily be locked out,” a spokesman for Lolla said.
A Lolla premium version will also be available for celebrities. Rooney must be breathing a sigh of relief.
Detectives have already arrested three former and current News journalists on suspicion of conspiracy to hack since January.