Securing your personal stored information on your smart devices is always a crucial measure for every individuals. To protect data, people use apps/softwares to secure their data. But that’s not all, smart devices such as Android comes with built-in Cryptographic measures such as Encryption. Encryption ensures that whenever any unauthorized user tries to access data, they wont be able to read or access it. To ensure that your device is secured with the right encryption, it should be equipped with powerful hardware/software. This is because sometimes high-level encryption slows down the device performance. In order to resolve this issue, Google has come up with Adiantum with a tagline – An Encryption for everyone.
Google Adiantum is an innovation in cryptography that makes storage encryption more efficient in devices without cryptographic acceleration. You might be thinking that today’s Android device already offers AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) Encryption. Well, most of the new Android devices including flagship and mid-ranged comes with hardware support for AES via ARMv8 Cryptographic extensions.
However, Google has also designed Android Go phones, smart watches and TVs primarily for developing countries which offers low cost options. Low cost options indicates that device manufacturers configuring Android Go sometimes use low-end chipset such as ARM Cortex-A7. These low-end chipsets does not offer any hardware support for AES and if offered by any measures, it would result in poor performance. With Google Adiantum, there is an Encryption for every new-gen Android devices. Adiantum ensures that devices do not need any specialized hardware to run efficiently.
This will enable next-gen devices more secure than their predecessors and every people coming online with such smart devices can surf safely. It seems that Adiantum is a perfect introduction by Google with not no excuse of compromising security for sake of device performance. So, wish you all irrespective of the phone’s price tag, happy privacy and security :P.
To know more about Google Adiantum encryption, please visit Google’s official blog.
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