Tag Archives: Encryption

Gionee M6, M6 Plus With Data Encryption Chip, Massive Batteries Launched

At an event in Beijing on Tuesday, Gionee has launched the M6 and M6 Plus smartphones. Both the smartphones come with an inbuilt data encryption chip that ensures extra security of user’s communication and content. The chip will only be available on the China variants of the smartphones, with global variants having to make do with just the fingerprint sensors. ... Read More »

Android’s Complete Disk Encryption Compromised, Influences Tens of millions of Devices

It’s miles from surprising anymore to hear about safety system faults in Android but this trendy locate could probably compromise the security of masses of Thousands and thousands of Devices. The flaw has been noticed by using Gal Beniamini, a security researcher, who is discovered a way to use ARM’s TrustZone kernel code-execution to basically smash Android’s Complete Disk Encryption ... Read More »

US Police Cite baby victims in Encryption Plea to Congress

using robust encryption is stopping nation and local police across the united states from completely investigating murders, intercourse offences against kids, drug instances and baby pornography, in keeping with law enforcement officials who will testify earlier than a residence panel. The officials plan to come back to Tuesday’s hearing armed with emotional pleas, evidence of stalled investigations and statistics to ... Read More »

Apple, FBI to Clash Again in US Congress Over Encryption

Apple Inc and the FBI will return to Congress next week to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access to encrypted devices, a congressional committee announced on Thursday. Apple’s general counsel, Bruce Sewell, and Amy Hess, executive assistant director for science and technology at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will testify on separate panels before a ... Read More »

White House Declines to Support Encryption Legislation: Reports

The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would empower judges to require technology companies such as Apple Inc to help law enforcement crack encrypted data, sources familiar with the discussions said. The decision all but assures that the years-long political impasse over encryption will continue even in the wake of the high-profile effort by ... Read More »

White House Declines to Support Encryption Legislation: Reports

The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would empower judges to require technology companies such as Apple Inc to help law enforcement crack encrypted data, sources familiar with the discussions said. The decision all but assures that the years-long political impasse over encryption will continue even in the wake of the high-profile effort by ... Read More »

Apple’s Encryption Breached By Researchers, Attackers Can Decrypt Secure Messages

Apple’s growing arsenal of encryption techniques – shielding data on devices as well as real-time video calls and instant messages – has spurred the US government to sound the alarm that such tools are putting the communications of terrorists and criminals out of the reach of law enforcement. But a group of Johns Hopkins University researchers has found a bug ... Read More »

Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist

If the FBI wins its court fight to force Apple’s help in unlocking an iPhone, the agency may run into yet another roadblock: Apple’s engineers. Apple employees are discussing what they will do if ordered to help law enforcement authorities. Some say they may balk at the work, while others may even quit their high-paying jobs rather than undermine the ... Read More »

Apple Encryption Fight Could Escalate With Demand for ‘Source Code’

The latest filing in the legal war between the planet’s most powerful government and its most valuable company gave one indication of how the high-stakes confrontation could escalate even further. In what observers of the case called a carefully calibrated threat, the US Justice Department last week suggested that it would be willing to demand that Apple turn over the ... Read More »

Apple’s Battle With FBI Underscores Android’s Poor State of Encryption: Report

Google CEO Sundar Pichai last month backed Apple in its ongoing fight with FBI over encryption. While privacy advocates welcomed Pichai’s stand on supporting Apple, they are still concerned about the poor state of encryption on Android devices. According to estimates, fewer than 10 percent of Android phones are encrypted. If San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was using an ... Read More »