Posts tagged as: Cryptography

Android Q Sports Storage Encryption Standard

  Android Q will include new cryptography software called Adiantum, which allows any device to keep user data encrypted, something that previously required cryptographic acceleration hardware. Google also announced that “all compatible Android devices newly launching with Android Q are required to encrypt user data, with no exceptions”. The policy seems to exempt devices that […]

NIST Recommends Moving Away from SMS Two-Factor Authentication

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), a U.S. agency in charge of setting cryptography and security standards, proposed to deprecate SMS-based authentication for out of band (OOB) authenticators in its latest standards draft. Out of band authentication is a form of two-factor authentication that requires another device to complete the authentication. This ensures […]

DropKey Simplifies Public-Key Cryptography for Documents

A new utility from WellRedApps aims to make public-key encryption of sensitive documents easy enough that business and other users will routinely do it rather than risk data interception. Called DropKey, the drag-and-drop program uses a 256-bit version of public-key cryptography, which uses a matched-pair standard for encryption and decryption. The program features Address Book […]

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