Blog tagged as Opinion


25.12.22 12:32 PM By Craig - Comment(s)

We recently introduced an anti snatch feature on Omerta handsets - a simple mechanism that utilizes the accelerometer of the phone to monitor for rapid movements which could indicate the phone has been snatched out of your hand. If triggered, the app immediately locks the phone.

Whilst I envisioned t...

Fantastic Deals on Ex Demo Omerta Handsets

14.12.22 11:38 AM By Craig - Comment(s)

We commonly receive enquiries about refurbished phones & the demand is such that we now are happy to offer a small, select choice of handsets which have previously been ex demo. By doing so we can offer up to 40% of select handsets & it presents the perfect opportunity for the cost conscious...

Introducing our new Backup U Mobile Phone

28.11.22 09:40 AM By Craig - Comment(s)
After Sky ECC dropping the ball across the world, and Belgium prisons filling up faster that your dads toupee in a storm, the Omerta Design Committee paused to reflect. How do we get our secure technology into the hands of people let down by Encrochat & Sky ECC?

After great thought, m...

Get a free Omerta Flight with every Encrypted SIM Bundle (worth £300)!

22.10.22 04:29 PM By Craig - Comment(s)

To celebrate the launch of our new entry-level smartphone, for a limited time only, we are giving away a free Omerta Flight with every Encrypted SIM Card Bundle. Offer is limited to 1 phone per purchase. To qualify for your free Flight use code MyFirstFlight at checkout.

The Omerta Flight was develop...

Our 15 minutes of fame - Omerta appears in mainstream media

20.08.22 10:57 PM By Craig - Comment(s)

Andy Warhol once said everyone will have 15 minutes of fame in the future....and we had ours today after Motherboard, the technology wing of Vice. mentioned us briefly at the end of their Encrochat article. 

Whilst far from being the most fetching of quotes, Vice has a global readership of 55 mi...

Et tu, Sky ECC? Reports online, Sky ECC hacked, 1500 Dutch agents, Arrests galore

27.07.22 08:08 AM By Craig - Comment(s)

Breaking News: Reports have been coming in today that Sky ECC has been hacked by Belgium Detectives for a significant period of time. It is alleged messages have been read and the service compromised. Over 1500 agents have been kicking in doors & making arrests.

Netherlands News outlet AD states ...

INCIDENT REPORT: Omerta Security SIM having problems with R1 profile

10.04.22 03:29 AM By Craig - Comment(s)

What is this message about? Omerta Encrypted SIM users have been experiencing erratic behaviour & in some cases have complete loss of service. This message discusses the issue plus provides mitigating steps to fix the problem.

Who does this affect?  This only affects Omerta Encrypted SIM use...

Omerta in top 20%

08.04.22 02:06 AM By Craig - Comment(s)

Since launching two weeks ago Omerta has been in the top 20% performing websites that launched that week on Shopify. Considering Shopify hosts half a million shops, that is an incredible statistic & demonstrates the quality Omrta delivers!

USB Data Extraction & Cyber Kiosks - how does Omerta stack up?

18.03.22 04:36 AM By Craig - Comment(s)

Cellebrite, Cyber Kiosks & Grey Key are tools which put the fear of god into some whilst being touted as the future of law enforcement by others. At Omerta we see these devices as a benefit to the victims of crime & overall as a positive step for privacy (which will surprise some). ...

Looking back on our development

12.03.22 12:08 PM By Craig - Comment(s)

I was looking over some old files late last night when I stumbled across an image of the very first security-hardened handset made - the origins of Omerta. Built using the first generation of Pixel XL, the phone sported an old version of GrapheneOS and was branded D-Fence....at this stage I still ha...

Looking ahead at Omerta - New products, AI & more

11.02.22 07:33 AM By Craig - Comment(s)

Over the next 6 months clients can expect to see a variety of exciting developments; both for existing and new clients alike. From AI to new products - for those who can't wait then read on to find out more about our plans.

New Products

During the next quarter will be phasing out the standard Titan, t...

FBI acknowledge publicly available encrypted applications

03.02.22 03:42 PM By Craig - Comment(s)

The Omerta brand continues to grow globally with each passing day & we were delighted to be interviewed by Californian Cyber Security & Finance news "ShadowBaker.io" for their recent article about the FBI & Encrochat.

The article can be read in full here & makes for very int...

VPN recommendations - NordVPN 3 year deal is enticing

27.01.22 09:23 AM By Craig - Comment(s)

A question I'm commonly asked is which VPN does Omerta recommend. My opinion on this is split 3 ways:

  1. For protection, at no cost, the you cannot touch Orbot - it gets you into the TOR network and plays really well with GrapheneOS. But it has performance issues - its a free service, you can't expect b...

808 State social media campaign & offer

16.01.22 02:34 PM By Craig - Comment(s)

We've recently launched Omerta on a number of social media channels including Facebook & Twitter to further our reach. To celebrate this milestone we've launched a new offer: 808State

For a limited time only you can buy 2 Stealth XL phones for £808! We're promoting this offer with a time-lim...

The sky falls down on Sky ECC's head. RICO charges issued by the USA fr Directors.

07.01.22 05:06 AM By Craig - Comment(s)

The news goes from bad to worse where users of Sky ECC is concerned. Whilst Sky has wriggled to advise their servers were not compromised, it is now alleged they had infrastructure in the USA. Some media outlets suggest up to a billion messages have been seen. And now, the final nail in the casket, ...

Cautionary tale about Online Fraud & [email protected]

01.12.21 08:21 AM By Craig - Comment(s)

Let the following be a cautionary tale for other online traders - it would appear that the web has flooded with stolen credit card details originating from Switzerland. At Omerta we've seen a significant rise in fraudulent orders whereby the bank details have been Swiss whilst the delivery address b...

Debit & Credit Cards no longer accepted - Cyber Criminals ruin it for everyone.

15.11.21 06:31 PM By Craig - Comment(s)

We are sad to announce that, as of today, we will no longer be accepting credit or debit card orders via the website as a standard payment option. This is to combat the use of stolen credit & debit cards being used from mainland Europe.

We acknowledge this is  an inconvenience to t...

The nay sayers of Twitter - The drone of the security expert

11.11.21 01:05 PM By Craig - Comment(s)

Andy Warhol spoke of everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame & with the fall of Encro, Omerta's web traffic went from 100 visits on a good day to over 1500 (peaking at 1814). We launched in January & in 5 month we generated 5000 visits. On publishing the article about Encro being hack...

404 Errors Galore - Don't be a Sad Panda. Be a HappyBear & get 10% off!

06.11.21 10:43 AM By Craig - Comment(s)

Sad Panda is sad. He clicked on an Omerta link and got a 404 error! But fret not sad panda - we are aware of this! We're currently refreshing the whole site, making the navigation easier & streamlining our product range to make life easier for sad panda!

Because we know no-one, especially Sad Pan...

Omerta Rewards - Customer Referral Scheme - Sharing is Caring!

25.10.21 12:06 PM By Craig - Comment(s)

We want our customers to benefit from their Omerta purchase to the maximum &, in particular, we want to share our success. 

To this end, we are offering our existing customer's a 10% reward for every phone we sell thanks to a referral. The scheme is really simple - let us know...