After Canonical asked the world for $32 million to produce its Ubuntu Edge handset, $3.2 million seems like small potatoes, right? All right, it’s still a bunch, but QSAlpha’s got some big plans for the money. The Quasar IV promises unprecedented security, according to the company’s new Indiegogo campaign. That entails military-grade encryption, with either 64- or 128GB of encrypted local storage augmented by a lofty 128GB encrypted in the cloud. The idea here is to “leave no trace in the digital world,” and just to be clear, the company’s got a ninja in its pitch video to really drive the point home. In fact, ninjas were apparently QSAlpha’s starting point: “if a ninja had a phone, what would it look like?” We’d guess more sharpened corners and maybe some smoke bombs, but this is a start.
Apparently it would also feature an Android / Linux / Quatrix hybrid called QuaOS based on Android 4.3 and rock some pretty heavy duty specs like a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM, 5-inch 1080p IGZO display, 3,300mAh battery, IP57 certification and dual 13MP rear facing cameras for a better augmented reality experience. Like what you hear? The first 1,250 backers to shell out $345 will get a 64GB version when the handset starts shipping in April. Miss out and you won’t be able to pick one up until June, and who knows what sorts of secrets you might spill in the meantime? by engadget
QSAlpha Launches Quasar IV Superphone,
Offering Unbreakable Security, Via Indiegogo Campaign
Calls, Messages, Email, Even Cloud Storage are Protected Behind QSAlpha’s
Patent-Pending Quatrix™ Self-Authenticated Matrix Algorithm
SAN FRANCISCO, USA – (September 17, 2013) – QSAlpha (QSα), developer of advanced digital security solutions for mobile device users, today announced the launch of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its new ultra-secure Quasar IV superphone. As the gateway to a new security ecosystem powered by Quatrix™ technology, the Quasar IV superphone lets mobile device users access and protect their entire digital world-phone calls, email, mobile apps, SMS, cloud storage and more-using Quatrix™, the world’s most advanced trusted-identity technology.
Quasar IV, an Android device with revolutionary trusted-identity techology, opens huge new possibilities in mobile security that far surpass conventional forms of protection. Digital identity theft, particularly through mobile devices, is shockingly prevalent. In 2012 alone, Americans suffered over $20 billion in financial losses to identity thieves. Quasar IV helps to eliminate these losses by giving users exclusive access to QSα’s high-security ecosystem known as QuaWorks. Elements of the ecosystem include:
· Qua Store, the world’s most advanced trusted-identity based application platform, featuring apps that are digitally signed by the original developers to ensure they are free from the widespread malware and viruses that disrupt mobile phone use.
· Qua Cloud storage, available to Quasar IV users, safeguarded by QSα’s revolutionary self-authenticated trusted-identity technology.
· Quatrix™, the proprietary encryption technology of the QuaWorks ecosystem. Quatrix™ generates a pair of public and private keys for each user from 16^16^4 three-dimensional matrices, certifying the user’s unique identity and protecting the transmission of information. With 1077 public and private key pairs available, Quatrix can provide digital identities for the global cyberspace population.
“Anytime people exchange data through their smartphones, they take a risk. Unsecured mobile data and applications are the biggest dangers facing the digital world today,” said Steve Chao, founder and CEO of QSα. “Quasar IV and the Quatrix™ technology are capable of solving this massive problem,
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protecting users from identity thieves, intruders, even uninvited surveillance. We’re confident that the Quasar IV superphone addresses the needs of the mass market for ultra-strong security, which is why we’ve initiated this crowdfunding campaign.”
Authenticate Your Digital World
Through the apps in the QuaWorks ecosystem, Quasar IV users are able to make VoIP calls, as well as send/receive emails and text messages, using the Quatrix™ trusted-identity technology. Conventional smartphones authenticate data via public key infrastructure, which are stored online. No matter how many times a user changes passwords, thieves and other unauthorized entities can impersonate a user’s identity if they gain control over the third party authentication server.
Quasar IV, by contrast, uses a seed public matrix stored on the user’s phone to compute and authenticate both ends of any communication event. The seed public matrix functions as a mediator, verifying the two identities and ensuring privacy for texts, emails, file transmissions and voice calls.
“If at all possible, cracking just one private and public key combination would take decades” noted Chao. “This is how Quasar IV, Quatrix™ and QuaWorks differ from any mobile security solution on the planet.”
Access to QSAlpha’s QuaWorks ecosystem of base security solutions will be free of charge to Quasar IV users. The Quasar IV superphone and QuaWorks ecosystem are expected to debut in April, 2014.
For further details on Quasar IV and QSα’s full range of advanced digital security solutions for mobile device users, visit http://www.qsalpha.com.