Google Unveils New ‘Adiantum’ Encryption Method for Low-Cost Devices


Google has unveiled a new form of storage encryption for mobile devices that is aimed at plugging the security gap in low-cost devices.

The encryption format Adiantum has been specifically designed by Google to bring encryption to low-process power devices.

Currently there is a manufacturing requirement that any android device after 6.0 in 2015 must have storage encryption in place. However an exemption was given to handset makers when it comes to low-cost devices with low processing power. Low-cost devices are missing the specialised hardware that supports the Advanced Encryption Standard or AES.

To keep costs low device manufactures often use low-end

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