"These are controls like the app detecting whether the phone has been rooted"
One day people may wake up to the fact a rooted phone is probably more secure than a stock phone.
Reports that the Home Office's Brexit app contains "serious vulnerabilities" that could expose the phone numbers, addresses and passport details of EU citizens are overblown, say security experts. To date, one million EU nationals have downloaded the Android settled status app, which asks users to take a selfie and scans the …
A rooted phone is not necessarily more secure. However given Android's shonky method of updating combined with many manufacturers apathy, it is almost a given that at some point your phone will no longer receive patches.
With a rooted phone, most are running custom ROMs that are maintained and updated regularly.
"The EU Exit: ID Document Check app is regularly tested by independent security firms against all known and emerging threats and adheres to industry best practice on security, performance and accessibility.
Does that really happen or are they just saying it because it sounds good and they know no one can prove otherwise.
Over a million people have used the app safely and we continually review our systems to ensure that it is kept safe."
Sounds suspiciously like "We've not heard of any problems yet so it must be secure, right?". That's not the way to do security.
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