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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Perch_44, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Perch_44

    Perch_44 Newbie
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    is anyone using the built in encryption?

    and does anyone know what kind of encryption this uses? i can't find anything concrete online. is it AES 256 bit?

    also, does anyone know if it is true FDE or just encrypting data we add?

    if you are using it, any performance issues?
     



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  2. Perch_44

    Perch_44 Newbie
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    nobody is using this or has any info on it?
     
  3. kylejack

    kylejack Lurker

    I'm curious and have some questions as well. I'm on Sprint and Samsung Epic Touch users like me just got Android 4.0.4. I'm definitely interested in using the encryption.

    One thing I wonder is how long decryption takes, after I enter my password. Second, I'm wondering if there are any law enforcement back doors built in to this.
     
  4. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Android Enthusiast

    AES-256, the ARMv7 processor has instructions for it, like desktop CPUs.

    I'll probably encrypt ours (wife's too), barring any show-stoppers, in case of loss. Our tablet and laptop are encrypted (TrueCrypt).
     
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    No, its always encrypted even when putting your password in. That just allows you to read the encrypted stuff.

    That would take seconds.

    Decrypting the device would take a while I suspect.
     
  6. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Android Enthusiast

    Correct. It decrypts on-the-fly, only in RAM (otherwise it wouldn't be secure).
     
  7. ligu

    ligu Lurker

    If you just want to protect some files, maybe can try out boxcryptor on Play store. I found it a lot less intimidating to deal with.
     
  8. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Android Enthusiast

    Files I'm not worried about as much as login credentials/access to accounts.
     
  9. HenrietteK

    HenrietteK Lurker

    I'm thinking about encrypting my S3 as well, since this is a requirement from my workplace if I want to access my corporate email and calendar. Anyone has experience doing this?

    /Henriette
     
  10. cquester

    cquester Lurker

    I use Truecrypt on PC. Read that TC container can be uploaded to Dropbox then opened by app EDS Lite. In comments section of EDS Lite user said works great. But, no explanation and I can't figure out. Anybody using Truecrypt container with Android?
     
  11. dreamerman

    dreamerman Lurker

    I am using EDS Lite with TrueCrypt. I have a 100mb container created on my PC using TrueCrypt. Encryption settings are algorithm: AES 256, hash algorithm: SHA-512 and file system: FAT 4kb cluster. Then I copied the container *.tc into my phone (FAT32 partition). EDS Lite can access the *.tc container without any issues. Best part is:

    TrueCrypt = FREE
    EDS Lite = FREE
     
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