You may have heard or read that flip-phones are more secure than smartphones and protect your privacy, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Flip-phones can’t run applications that protect and encrypt your messages, like Signal. They are easy to hack, and they can’t accommodate privacy and security features like smartphones can. If you have a flip-phone and are concerned about your privacy and security (you should be), you should consider getting a new phone.

We know smartphones aren’t affordable, but your safety and security online is more important than ever before.