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Iranian officials are not allowed to use smartphones


Arising fears and concerns over cyber security and spying made the Iranian Civil Defence authorities to give thought to ban on using smartphones by Iranian officials.

Head of Iran’s Civil Defence Organization, general Gholam Reza Jalali, made a plan to fight against sabotage and cyber espionage. According to him, Iranian officials are not allowed to use smartphones for their work with delicate information because smartphones impose security threats by backing up any data that is put into them.

Data can not be removed and can be accessed. This new rule which awaits final consent are supposed to use other type of phones for work that contains delicate information.

However, workers are not permitted to use smartphones in their personal lives. These constraints are imposed only because of reports that nuclear talks between Iran and world powers were compromised by cyber hacking.

Swiss and Austrian authorities are looking into assumed spying in hotels where the nuclear negotiations are taking place.

According to IT experts, Israel is allegedly responsible because it is petitioning against the nuclear diplomacy. However, deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely denied it.

In 2010 Iran was hit by a cyber virus Stuxnet, which is the main reason for Iran’s suspicion. Israel an the US were held liable for this attack.


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