Android L To Be Released With Full-Disk Encryption Enabled By Default

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Numerous speculations surfaced related to the details of Android L release in the past few months. Google officially declared the launch of Android L in June, but people are still looking forward to the details. The company will probably release Android L or Android 4.5 or 5.0 until October or November.

Google surprised several customers through the revelation of the next version of Android before its release. Since it was a trend of Google to keep each and every single detail furtive till the proclamation and the launch of the new version.

While Android has been offering data encryption options for some Android devices since 2011. However the options are not enabled by default, so users have had to activate the functionality manually. But Android L will have new activation procedures that will encrypt data automatically.

Google’s announcement for by default encryption comes a day after Apple revealed that it is expanding its two-factor authentication process to include the iCloud storage system, which was recently targeted by hackers to extract over 100 nude celebrities photos.

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Meanwhile, Apple also announced that the latest version of its mobile operating system iOS 8 are protected by new automatic encryption methods that prevent even Apple from accessing its users’ personal and sensitive information.

“Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your pass code and therefore cannot access this data,” Apple said in its new privacy policy, updated on Wednesday. “So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8.”

Technology titans are considering encryption a top priority in the wake of revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that the NSA conducted mass collection of users’ phone and email communications.In the end, it is not yet confirmed that whether the company intends to release Android L on 16 of October or not. People still have to keep their fingers crossed. Though, it is certain that whenever the device will be launched, it will come with lots of new features, beautiful interfaces, long lasting battery and improved security.

To set up encryption on your Android phone today click here for instructions

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]