Posts Tagged ‘Encryption’
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TWRP adds support for Qualcomm encryption on the OnePlus One

by: Jimmy WestenbergMay 18, 2015
Owners of the OnePlus One will be happy to know that the latest build of TWRP now supports native Qualcomm encryption for the handset.
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Where is the best place to store a password in your Android app

by: Godfrey NolanMarch 31, 2015
Storing personal information inside an Android app can be a security risk, but sometimes it is necessary. So, where is the best place to store passwords?
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Google no longer requiring OEMs to encrypt Lollipop-running devices by default (updated)

by: Jimmy WestenbergMarch 3, 2015
When Android 5.0 Lollipop was announced, Google originally required OEMs to encrypt devices by default. While the company has seemingly changed their minds on the encryption method, Google will likely re-enable it in a future OS version.
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Boeing enlists BlackBerry to help build their military grade secure phone

by: Jonathan FeistDecember 21, 2014
The folks at Boeing have teamed up with BlackBerry to bring the Boeing Black, self-destructing secure phone, to the next level. Encrypted devices get a little Canadian infusion.
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The U.S. government continues to claim that encryption will lead to deaths

by: William Neilson JrNovember 20, 2014
Both Google and Apple are now installing encryption schemes with their latest software.
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Benchmarks show effect of device encryption on Nexus 6 performance

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 20, 2014
Nexus devices shipping with Lollipop have full device encryption turned on by default. That’s great from a privacy point of view, but the downside is encryption takes its toll on performance, as benchmarks from AnandTech and direct observations show.
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Android L to use device encryption by default

by: Jonathan FeistSeptember 19, 2014
Google has stepped forward to announce that they will enable device encryption by default in Android L. Taking user security a step beyond remote locate, lock and wipe as can be found now through the Android Device Manager.
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Google researching ways to add PGP encryption to Gmail

by: Gary SimsApril 22, 2014
A Google employee has let it slip that Google is researching ways to streamline the use of PGP/GPG with Gmail. Google has "research underway to improve the usability of PGP with Gmail,” said the employee.
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Your phone has Heartbleed? Lookout’s Detector app can tell

by: Elmer MontejoApril 11, 2014

Following this week’s discovery of the serious Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, mobile security company Lookout released an Android tool that will help users detect the presence of the security vulnerability on their Android devices.

The Heartbleed bug allows malicious intruders to exploit a vulnerability in the OpenSSL library, thereby exposing confidential and encrypted data that were normally protected by SSL/TLS encryption.

Vulnerability detection

Lookout’s detector app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store and does nothing else but identify the OpenSSL version being used on the Android device, check for the existence of Heartbleed, [...]

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Silent Circle and Geeksphone’s new Blackphone is now available for pre-order

by: Gary SimsFebruary 24, 2014
The Blackphone, which places “privacy and control directly in the hands of its users”, has been officially announced at MWC 2014 and is now available for pre-order at $629.
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