Code or it’s not secure

There’s a common internet meme: “pics or it didn’t happen”

I’d like to start a new security meme: “code or it’s not secure”

This can be a short and effective response to any company that is selling the newest “secure” <insert product here>.

If you can’t see the code you have no idea what it’s doing. Whether it’s using encryption properly, encrypting anything at all or sending plain text copies of your data to a third party.

You should own your tech. Your tech shouldn’t own you.

Blackphone…is not your ally

I’m calling bullshit on this:

“Blackphone includes a unique combination of operating system and application tools which offer unparalleled security and privacy to information workers, executives, public figures, and anyone else unwilling to cede ownership of their privacy to other authorities.”

“…and secure cloud file storage” this is the first big problem. Real security cannot be obtained via the “cloud”.

Also, I don’t see links to the source code, for anything, anywhere on the site. Like the popular saying “pics or it didn’t happen” the analogous security rule is “source code or it isn’t secure”.