The FBI has succeeded in setting up a real company that claims to sell highly secure and confidential Android phones.
This company has targeted the people and organizations who care most about privacy and security, and they are criminals.
The phones sold had a pre-installed app called Anom. The company promoted the app as a completely secure and impenetrable messaging and chatting application, and thus was used by criminals who acquired the company’s phones.
The FBI was able to view every conversation that took place through the app.
Secret app on pixel phones
The application was used in communication between criminals and in planning criminal operations, and therefore, with the passage of time and constant eavesdropping on these criminals, the FBI was able to collect a huge amount of information.
Later, with the thousands of evidence he had. The FBI has succeeded in arresting hundreds of dangerous criminals who have confessed everything without their knowledge through the Anom software and those high-security phones.
The company, founded by the FBI, was selling phones as secure and privacy-conscious.
But these things attract not only criminals but ordinary users as well. Therefore, a large number of these phones have spread in the market among ordinary users.
These phones have been traded among users with ignorance of their being. They treated them like very ordinary phones. But sources like Vice have gained access to these phones. Then they knew that they were old A-class phones from Pixel phones, such as the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4a.
What is distinctive about these phones is that they do not come with the default Google playback interface despite being regular pixel phones.
Instead, it comes with an Arcane OS interface, an unknown source operating interface.
When using any of these phones, the user is surprised that all applications do not work, for example, when pressing on Instagram, it will not work, as is the case with any other application.
When the phone is restarted, the owner has to enter a specific PIN code for the phone to function normally. Once the user opens the calculator app, they are directed to the secret Anom app.
The quick settings section also includes an option to erase all data from the phone. This option was added to reassure criminals to use the phone without fear. But everything that users do is sent to the FBI in real-time.