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Re: Android, iOS on Opposite Sides of Encryption Divide
Posted by: Jack M. Germain 2016-03-18 11:54:04
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Consumers' understanding of what encryption does apparently doesn't determine whether they use the technology, as iPhone owners are much more likely to use encryption than Android users. Most Android phones are not encrypted, either by user choice or manufacturer design. About 95 percent of all iPhones reportedly are encrypted, compared with less than 10 percent of Android phones. Why? Google has been slow in mandating full-disk encryption. The feature generally is turned off by default in Android smartphones that have it.

Re: Android, iOS on Opposite Sides of Encryption Divide
Posted by: SalvadorPartner 2016-03-21 09:41:21 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
I think the trouble is there's more to the security than just encryption. when you take into account servers and cloud hosting as an example. it's then also up for consideration the potential worth of a target - icloud being hacked is not really an Android Vs iPhone comparison.

Android has over 18,000 different types of devices in the market so manufacturer, routed devices and enabling "unknown sources" all contribute to security factors.

more recent apple stories - http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/21/imessage-encryption-isnt-perfect-as-researchers-find-a-security-hole/

so as I said there's more to it than the encryption aspect.

Re: Android, iOS on Opposite Sides of Encryption Divide
Posted by: bystander 2016-03-18 12:09:57 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
This is not discussion about privacy protection against criminal intent. It is legal issue.
Information from a device requested by court decision must be provided by manufacturer of the device no matter if encryption used or not. Apple should be help in contempt of the court for refuses or neglects to obey a subpoena.
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