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.
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.
Both Google and Apple are now installing encryption schemes with their latest software.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Facebook Engineering has released a new open source encryption library, Conceal, for Android which is designed to encrypt data quickly without using too much system memory or processor power.
Silent Circle and Geeksphone have announced a new joint venture to build an Android smartphone which places “privacy and control directly in the hands of its users.” The device is called the Blackphone and it will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 24th.