Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Google Requires Full Disk Encryption In Android 6.0

Manufacturers smartphones and tablets with Android 6.0 supply should ensure that full disk encryption is enabled by default, according to documents (pdf) which Android Police post. Initially, Google "encryption by default" is already available in Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Later, the Internet giant decided right there to see it from. Now Google has announced that for implementations that support full disk encryption and where cryptographic calculations using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) over 50 mebibyte per second come standard full disk encryption is enabled. Devices with an older version than Android 6.0 were launched outside of the new obligation, unless they full disk encryption already supported. That was only the Nexus Nexus 6 and 9.

However, Google does not oblige users to turn on the screen lock. For these users, there will be a default for the disk encryption are used. When the user eventually chooses to disable the screen lock the device does not need to be re-encrypted, which could take a long time.

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