Buying a Blackphone from eBay is a terrible idea

Silent Circle, the company behind the security-focused Blackphone 2, is taking aggressive steps to curb proliferation of “grey market” Blackphone sales on channels like eBay or Craigslist.

Customers who bought Blackphones from unauthorized sellers risk ending up with bricked devices, Ars Technica reports. An update to Silent OS, the Android-based operating system that powers the device, is disabling core functionality for some users. One customer in Germany, who bought a Blackphone 2...

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